RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: In sequel to discussions and seminars on ‘Interplay of economy and security’, a concluding session of stake holders hosted by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at Army Auditorium in Rawalpindi, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
The government economic team and businessmen of the Country participated in the Seminar.
The COAS apprised the participants about improved internal security environment of the Country which has enabled space for increased economic activity. He said that accessibility and responsiveness of government economic team to business community and displayed understanding between public and private institutions is a good sign for intended positive trajectory in economic activity.
“National security is intimately linked to economy while prosperity is a function of balance in security needs and economic growth. The aim of various discussions and seminars was to bring stake holders at one platform to formulate recommendations for a synergistic way forward,” the COAS said.
The government economic team apprised the business community about initiative being introduced by the government to facilitate business and the encouraging results of stabilization efforts on national economy.
The businessmen shared their suggestions with the government team to further improve environment for ease of doing business and assured that they will cooperate in implementation of government reforms and also play their part by paying taxes and investing in a socially and economically responsible manner.
The COAS thanked all participants for purposeful utilization of the joint forum by stake holders for discussion and seminars leading to formulation of policy recommendations for subsequent processes and implementation.