Economic sovereignty achieved: Jamali
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Friday said the country had achieved complete economic sovereignty, owing to the prudent economic policies over the last four years.
He was talking to Finance Minister Shoukat Aziz, who met him at his chamber at the Parliament House.
He said President Pervez Musharraf’s economic reforms and their continuation had resulted in the country’s economic stability and improved the balance of payment position.
“Though the country has achieved unprecedented success in the economic field, we are not complacent and trying to further consolidate our position, “he added. He said the country’s foreign exchange reserves had risen to over $ 12 billon. He praised Aziz for his policies.
The finance minister informed Mr Jamali about the recent measures to boost economic activity.
Pakistan Muslim League President Chaudhry Shujaat, Minister for Commerce Humayun Akhtar Khan, and Attorney General Makhdoom Ali Khan were also at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Jamali hosted a dinner in honour of the delegates from the 11th COMSTECH General Assembly at the Prime Minister’s House on Friday night. The dinner was attended by among others by officials from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia and Egypt. A number of federal ministers were also present on the occasion. He urged member states to start joint ventures. —APP