ISLAMABAD  - The incumbent government has decided to send a list of its economic achievements and medium term plan to all the Pakistanis Ambassadors in different countries in a bid to attract foreign investment in the country.

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar revealed this in a meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioners designate to Australia and United Kingdom, Ms Naela Chohan and Syed Ibne Abbas respectively.

The Finance Minister congratulated both designates for taking up their new assignments and said that he has full confidence that they will fulfil their responsibilities in the best interest of Pakistan. The Finance Minister directed both the designates to make efforts to attract investors from their respective countries of assignment as this is the policy of the PML-N Government to promote foreign investment in the country.

The Finance Minister as a farewell guiding remarks to Ms Chohan said “we would like to strengthen our ties with Australia by promoting cooperation through trade and investment. We would like to utilise their technical assistance in mining and agriculture so that the output could be maximised in these sectors”. The Finance Minister said that we would like to welcome the Australian exporters who have shown interest in LNG export to Pakistan as solving the energy crisis is the top priority of PML-N government.

Talking to both the High Commissioners designate, the Finance Minister said that at present the rehabilitation of the IDPs affected by Pakistan’s struggle against terrorism is a high priority of the PML-N government. The relief and reconstruction efforts will require around $1.5 to $2 billion and we will ensure that this work is performed with highest level of transparency and commitment. We would like to establish a committee to look after the reconstruction activities and we have already allocated Rs.100 million as seed money for this purpose. We would also like other countries to participate as Pakistan is waging a war for the sake of peace of the entire globe.

PML-N Government is striving hard to achieve macro-economic stability. Economy has shown positive results despite setback due to the current political situation of the country, we would soon recover and would be on the road to progress again. Our government is committed to tolerance and respect for the legal rights of the people of this country. This is why we are trying to disperse the protesters without using any force. We hope that things will be normal very soon and this is our message to the international community, said the Finance Minister.