Govt unveils two-year performance report highlighting successes on internal, external fronts August 18, 2020

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Govt unveils two-year performance report highlighting successes on internal, external fronts August 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD- The federal government today unveiled its two-year performance report highlighting its successes on the internal and external fronts.

Cabinet members including Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Finance Hafeez Sheikh, Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar and Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar presented the two year performance of the government at a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Information Minister, in his remarks said, the governments are answerable before the masses in a democratic set-up.

He said our aim is to transform Pakistan into a welfare state. He said it is the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to serve the masses especially those belonging to downtrodden segments of the society.

He said the people have rejected the politics of vested interests. He said our enemy wants to destabilize our economy and create anarchy in the country. He said his ministry will fully confront this challenge as a united nation without any division.

The Information Minister said the first two years were difficult but now the good days have started.

Sharing the achievements on the external front, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it was because of our effective policy of the last two years that the Kashmir dispute stands internationalized today. He said the UN Security Council held discussions on the outstanding dispute for the third time in a year.  He pointed out that Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the UN General Assembly and other international forums forcefully raised the dispute.  He said India wanted to isolate Pakistan at the regional and international levels but we foiled their plots.

The Foreign Minister said that intra afghan dialogue is about to commence and Pakistan has played its part in it. He said there has been a narrative shift regarding Pakistan over the last two years. He said Pakistan is no longer considered part of problem but part of solution. He said Pakistan is now being viewed as a partner in peace.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we gave the concept of economic diplomacy to enhance our economic footprint. He said during this period, we have also revitalized our relations with our longstanding friends He said our relationship with China is transforming into a strong economic partnership.  He said the second phase of CPEC involves industrialization in Pakistan. Enhancing agriculture productivity, poverty alleviation and human resource development are other important components of the second phase of the corridor project. He said Pakistan has also signed strategic engagement plan with the European Union and as part of economic diplomacy also we also engaged with the Africa. He said the Prime Minister's global debt relief initiative for the developing countries was acknowledged by the world.