Musharraf calls for more development aid
ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf has urged international donors to give maximum aid to Pakistan for development projects.
Addressing a dinner he hosted for the participants of the Pakistan Development Forum on Friday, the president said that people were getting relief as a result of his government’s economic policies.
“We have achieved considerable success in reducing Pakistan’s debt burden. We never thought of approaching anyone with begging bowl in our hands,” he said.
The president said that the last International Monetary Fund aid programme showed that the government had achieved the targets.
He said stock exchange situation and foreign exchange reserves had improved. “We have introduced reforms to rid Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan International Airlines and Karachi Electric Supply Corporation of corruption,” he said.
President Musharraf said that international donors should not be apprehensive about the security situation in Pakistan.
He said the PDF had submitted its recommendations that they would help government achieve economic progress besides. —Online