ISLAMABAD  - Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that political stability and continuity in policies were essential for sustaining the momentum of economic growth .  

Addressing at a function held under the auspices of Young Development Corps (YDC), and later inaugurating Library Centre at the Okara Campus of University of Education. Ahsan further stated that YDC had become the biggest forum for youth mobilisation in Pakistan, under Vision-2025. He said youth had immense potential and were capable of showing to the world positive side of Pakistan bybecoming its brand ambassadors.

The minister noted that national unity was need of the hour; not only for surmounting various challenges the country was confronted with, but also for achieving development goals. He pointed out that objective of YDC was to engage youth in the mainstream national development so that maximum advantage could be derived from their potential and abilities.

Talking about the rapid enrolment of girls in higher education, Ahsan said, “It is very encouraging to see that females are surpassing males in higher education.”

He boasted that improved access to higher education at district level, brought about by the present government, had benefited the girls immensely.

He further claimed that Pakistan of today was a changed Pakistan, as significant improvements had been registered in the economic and law & order situation of the country.