Pakistani PM Imran Khan is grateful to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is grateful to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan says the steps taken by incumbent government drew the country out of the big economic crisis inherited from previous governments and the country is stable right now.

In an interview with Turkey's Anadolu news agency, he said the government has curtailed the current account deficit by almost seventy five percent.

He said the rupee has stabilized, confidence in our economy is growing and our stock market has gone up.

The Prime Minister said the country has witnessed a big jump in foreign investment and now it is a question of keeping it stable.

Imran Khan said now the next challenge for the government is to bring down inflation and start growth in the country.

He said we are also improving the governance system and ease of doing business.

He said Pakistan is one of the top ten countries which went up 28 points in ease of doing business.

The Prime Minister said if we keep progressing in the right direction, then Pakistan would become the hub of investment.

Prime Minister said diplomatic efforts have brought down tension in the Middle East following the recent U.S.-Iran conflict but there is a need to continue efforts for a permanent solution.

Talking about situation of occupied Kashmir, Imran Khan said India has been taken over by extremist racist ideology, which is called the RSS and this ideology believes that India belongs to Hindus only. He said India has clamped down a curfew on eight million people of Kashmir for almost six months and deputed nine hundred thousand troops in the held valley. He said Pakistan is grateful for the way Turkey stood with the people of Kashmir and the statement given by President Erdogan.

Replying a question about Pak-Turk relationship, the Prime Minister said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Islamabad in the middle of this month and he hoped that this visit would further strengthen the brotherly relationship between Islamabad and Ankara.