ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan’s economy was now stable and was gaining further strength because of the consolidated efforts of its economic team.
He was talking to Professor Craig Calhoun, Director and President London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) who called on him here at the PM House.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan was on the right path and said it would ensure a great future for the country.
“We have categorically resolved to take the terrorists head-on and we are successfully eliminating them from every nook and corner of Pakistan,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said “Pakistan is proactively pursuing the policy of reaching out to its neighbours in the region for ensuring regional peace and stability.”
Professor Craig said in recognition of the achievements of the founding father of Pakistan, the institute was considering establishing Jinnah Chair at London School of Economics and Political Science.
The Prime Minister said his government would encourage and welcome partnerships of LSE with local universities.
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,” he said.
He said the improved security environment and positive economic indicators have contributed towards building a positive image of Pakistan.
Professor Craig Calhoun while offering to share experiences with Pakistan, said that LSE will extend help to parliamentarians.
“We want to help Pakistan in producing economist leaders for policy making,” he said.
Lauding the leadership role of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in steering the country out of the crisis, Professor Craig said law and order situation in the metropolitan city of Karachi has phenomenally improved.
He attributed the present stability in Pakistan to the political acumen of 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 programmes offered by LSE which will certainly improve the quality of studies.