ISLAMABAD - Expressing satisfaction over the improvement in national economy as compared to the last year, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed his government's resolve to bring back the economy on strong footing.

Talking to a group of Parliamentarians from Gujranwala here on Wednesday Premier said, "We have taken concrete measures to bring back the economy on strong footing."

Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan, Minister for Commerce; Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence; Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning; Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology; Usman Ibrahim, State Minister for Housing and Works; Saira Afzal Tarar, State Minister for National Health Services; Sheikh Aftab, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Captain (retd) Safdar MNA and Hamza Shahbaz MNA and other Senators and MNAs attended the meeting.

Addressing the parliamentarians, the Prime Minister said through pragmatic approach and rational policies, the government had been able to provide relief to masses in power sector. He said the foreign investment was rising due to the confidence posed by the international donors in the country's economy.

The Chinese investment in the power and infrastructure sectors will further give a boost to our economy, the Prime Minister added. The Prime Minister said that Youth Business loan Scheme had been launched successfully and a promise made during the election campaign was fulfilled.

On the issue of terrorism, he said the government chose the path of dialogue according to the decision taken in the All Parties Conference and expressed hope that the dialogue would bear fruit.

The parliamentarians showed confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said the steps taken by him would put country on road to progress.

They also discussed political matters and development projects relating to their constituencies.