DUBAI - Pakistan PM Imran Khan made a keynote address at the World Government Summit Dubai.
The government has implemented an ambitious reform programme in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said while addressing the World Government Summit on Sunday.
‘Reform programmes are painful but essential,” he remarked. “Reforms are painful. People suffer a lot. Think of it as a surgical procedure being performed on a person. The patient suffers for a while but then he recovers.” The worst thing for a society is to postpone reforms, he added.
PM Khan said that the government wants to improve Pakistan’s economic policies. “We want to cut down our fiscal deficit, improve our exports and cut down imports. The bills have gone up, obviously,” he remarked.
The premier arrived in Dubai on Sunday afternoon to attend the seventh edition of the world summit in Dubai.
He said that the Abu Dhabi crown prince advised him to allow businesses to make money. “If businesses make money, only then more people will invest in a country. We are working on ease of business. We are changing our tax laws,” he said.