Asif for collective efforts to elevate country's economy on sustainable basis.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday underlined the need for making collective efforts to raise the national economy on sustainable basis so that the country could be put again on consistent path of progress and prosperity.

'We [parliamentary parties] are duty-bound and it is our collective fight to stand the country again on strong footing and embark on the journey of economic stability,' he said on the floor of the National Assembly.

During the tenure of the PTI government, he said, Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif had made utmost efforts to convince Imran Khan's cabinet for devising a charter of economy in the supreme national interest, but he (Imran Khan) always ignored it.

Khawaja Asif said the past rulers and their allies committed billions of rupees corruption, and destroyed the government departments due to their bad governance and incompetence.

He vowed that opposition and government parties would work together for revival of the ruined departments and strengthening national economy.

The minister criticized Imran Khan for taking frequent U-turns on their statements and announcements...

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