ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the PM for Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail has said that the present government had taken steps to bring improvement in the energy sector which would help enhance economy and GDP growth rate. “We made efforts to resolve the issues of electricity and gas,” he said talking to a private news channel. After addressing the problems of electricity and gas, there was a need to achieve seven to eight percent GDP growth rate, he said. Commenting on CPEC projects he said Chinese were making heavy investment in Pakistan which would have positive impact on our economy.–APP

  The present government was spending billions of dollars on road infrastructure, Miftah said. The focus was given to establish Gwadar Port, hospitals, highways and other development projects in Balochistan, he said.

To a question he said Pakistan holds good relations with Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and Qatar. “Efforts are being made to send skilled labour to Gulf countries in days to come," he said. To another question, he said, “We have increased the taxes to avoid the IMF assistance.”