Changing status quo biggest challenge for PTI government: PM.


ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said as the biggest challenge for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was to change the status quo, realization of the dream of change into reality could only be achieved through departure from traditional practices and by giving priority to the welfare of masses.

'Naya Pakistan cannot be run through traditional practices. Creation of job opportunities for youth and elimination of poverty is our mission,' he said during a meeting with federal secretaries and provincial chief secretaries here.

Advisor on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, Advisor on Establishment Shehzad Arbab and Special Assistant Shehzad Akbar were also present in the meeting.

The prime minister said with the investors showing interest in different sectors, appreciation in the value of rupee and augmentation of exports, the country's economic situation was improving.

He said the investors' confidence in the government's policies and measures taken so far was also very encouraging.

The prime minister said the international institutions had also recognized the change and there was a need to further improve that environment.

He said Pakistan had a lot of potential in tourism, which could play an important role in the country's socio-economic development. There was a need to fully benefit from that potential, he added.

The prime minister said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would prove to be a game-changer and the CPEC projects would bring in a new era of development in the country.

The federal secretaries and provincial chief secretaries on the occasion gave suggestions to improve the functioning of various institutions.

The prime minister told the secretaries and recalled that soon after assuming the office he had a meeting with them which was aimed at making a strategy regarding...

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