Ahsan Iqbal was addressing Pakistan Vision 2025 debate jointly organized by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and Higher Education Commission (HEC) here.
He said the country's youth could play important role in Pakistan's development and for this purpose dialogue and debate were necessary for promoting tolerance in the society and conducive environment for innovation and creativity.
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"We give opportunity to the country's youth for inculcating leadership qualities through innovation for the better future of the country", he remarked.
Ahsan Iqbal said that now the western media and economic think tanks consider Pakistan as a most ideal country for investment as compared with any other country of the world.
The minister said that CPEC , which would connect Gwadar port with China and other regional countries, would ensure socio-economic partnership between China and Pakistan.
He said that connectivity and infrastructure development play vital role in the development of any country.
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The minister said that the government was committed to socio- economic development of Gwadar, where modern university, airport, hospital and vocational institute were being constructed.
He added that the development of industrial zones across the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan would convert Pakistan as a hub of industrial activities and would help enhance the country's economic growth.