PM Nawaz Sharif said that the committee setup to hold peace talks with Taliban had complete authority, adding that the dialogue process was moving in right direction.
Addressing the media after attending the 37th Export Trophy Awards ceremony in Lahore, PM Sharif said both the committees were in contact and the peace talks were moving forward in right direction.
PM asserted that the nation was also taken into confidence before holding peace talks.
Nawaz Sharif has said the government will fully support and facilitate the private sector to play its effective role in strengthening national economy.
The Prime Minister appreciated the role being played by the private sector for fulfilling its responsibilities to put the country on road to progress and prosperity.
He said the nationalization of industries in 1970s was a major setback‚ as this step had badly damaged country’s economy.
Nawaz Sharif said during his previous tenures‚ banks were privatized and they are now running successfully.
He said that challenges being faced by the country‚ including terrorism and extremism‚ are due to our faulty policies. He said that all segments of society should move forward with unity to resolve problems like economy‚ terrorism and law and order situation.
He said the government is working day and night to overcome these problems.
The Prime Minister said during his recent visit to the United States‚ he had clearly conveyed to US officials that Pakistan only wants trade‚ not aid.
He said a business advisory council will be set up which will recommend ways to boost the country’s exports and to solve problems facing the business community. The PM said he will personally attend meetings of this council to know the problems directly.
The Prime Minister said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir has been given a target of doubling the country’s exports.
He said the issue of energy shortage is affecting the national economy. He said that resolving of this crisis will take time and the government is taking all-out steps in this regard.
He said work on various mega and small power projects is in progress in different parts of the country.
He said the Lahore-Karachi Motorway project will be completed during the tenure of his government.