ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that the country is heading in the right direction, while counter-terror operations are ongoing with success.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to London School of Economics (LSE) Director and President, Professor Craig Calhoun who called on him at PM house.

The PM said that the government is moving towards the right direction for great future. Pakistan is desirous of friendly relations with neighboring countries and peace in the region.

The Prime Minister told the LSE chief that operations against terror outfits are successfully continuing in the country.

He reiterated resolve to eliminate militants and facilitators wherever they might be in the country.

During the meeting, Prime Minister admired schools’ cooperation for bettering education system in Pakistan. The LSE Director told Prime Minister that a Jinnah chair would be established in the school in tribute to founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s efforts.

Appreciating the overall improved situation in Pakistan, the Director LSE said that they see a newly found hope in Pakistan, which was not there some years back. We see improved security and much better economy in Pakistan. “The improved security environment and positive economic indicators have contributed towards building a positive image of Pakistan”, said Professor Craig Calhoun.

The Prime Minister informed the visiting delegation that Pakistan is on the right path of ensuring a great future for our country. We have categorically resolved to take the terrorists head-on and we are successfully eliminating them from every nook and corner of Pakistan”, emphasized the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister further said that Pakistan’s economy is now stable, which is further growing because of the consolidated efforts our economic team. “Pakistan is proactively pursuing the policy of reaching out to its neighbors in the region for ensuring regional peace and stability. Pakistani government will encourage and welcome partnerships of LSE with local universities”, said the Prime Minister.

Offering to share experiences with Pakistan, Professor Craig Calhoun said that LSE will extend help to parliamentarians. We want to help Pakistan in producing economist leaders for policy making.

Lauding the leadership role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in steering the country out of the crisis, the delegation said that law and order situation in the metropolitan city of Karachi has phenomenally improved. The present stability in Pakistan is because of your political acumen, the delegation said to the Prime Minister.

The meeting also discussed in detail to explore the possibilities of students’ exchange and facilitating Pakistani researchers for achieving better academic results. The Prime Minister said that the government will welcome academic program offered by LSE which will certainly improve the quality of studies.