ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan has successfully carried out indiscriminate military operations against the militants.
In his address at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly session, the prime minister said the government and people of Pakistan remained fully committed to rid the Country of the menace of terrorism and extremism.
The prime minister said Pakistan had rendered great sacrifices in the war on terror which needed to be acknowledged by the world, said a press release issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad.
Abbasi also highlighted the significant progress made by Pakistan in the economic domain, and said Pakistan’s economy had registered positive growth rates due to the macroeconomic policies pursued by the present government in the last four years.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said investor confidence in Pakistan had been restored due to the economic recovery as well as the improved security situation in the Country.
The prime minister said a number of US companies were keen to invest in Pakistan. He encouraged other US companies to come to Pakistan and take advantage of the attractive business opportunities in the Country.
Khaqan Abbasi also briefed the audience on the current state of Pakistan’s relations with the United States, Afghanistan and developments in the region.
In addition, he also responded to questions from the audience on a wide range of issues.
The event was attended by a capacity crowd of around 200 CFR members and others including academia/intelligentsia etc.