Economy will come out of crisis soon, says PM.

Byline: Syed Irfan Raza

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed confidence on Sunday that problems confronting the economy would be overcome soon through concerted efforts by the government and the business community.

Mr Khan was speaking to a delegation of leading businessmen who called on him to offer suggestions to pull the country out of the economic crisis.

The businessmen represented all leading chambers and different sectors of the economy.

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The prime minister apprised the traders about the recent negotiations, and the staff-level agreement, with the International Monetary Fund.

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The two sides discussed the current market situation and ways to stimulate the economy.

An insider told Dawn that some businessmen called upon the government to support the agriculture sector and small medium enterprises (SMEs) for creation of job opportunities.

Some of them said the government should make arrangements for clearance of businessmen's dues so that they could in turn do their bit for kick-starting economic activities.

It was also suggested that the government pay attention to entire economy instead of concentrating on a handful of sectors.

The delegation appealed to the prime minister to ensure stability in electricity tariff for industrial growth.

In order to boost exports, the delegation said, an export development fund should be created to organise industrial exhibitions that attract foreign investors.

The prime minister said he...

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