Investors keen to come to Pakistan: PM Nawaz

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that those involved in sit-ins are enemies of economic development and prosperity of Pakistan but the government would continue with its mission of service to the masses.
The prime minister said this during a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at his residence in Jati Umra here on Sunday. He said that the government was mobilising all the resources to resolve the problems of the people who have mandated it for five years. He referred to several steps taken by the Pakistan Muslim League-N government to provide relief to the masses including reduction in POL prices.
He said that this step has helped in bringing down further the inflation rate. Nawaz said that due to better management of supply chain and facilities to the farmers, prices of vegetables and other products have come down which was a big relief to the common man. He said that the government from day one has been tirelessly working to reduce load shedding, price hike, unemployment and improve law and order and referred to several policy measures in this regard.
The prime minister said that these measures have started bearing fruits. Sources said that the two leaders exchanged views on arrangements made for the 30th November, 2014 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protest meeting and said that while the government would facilitate peaceful meeting but no one will be allowed to take law in his hand and damage public and private property.
They said that holding of public meetings was part of democracy and no one objects over them but violent means would be dealt with according to law. They said those indulging in violence would be dealt with under the law as it is responsibility of the government to protect the live and property of the people. Nawaz said that sit-ins have caused massive economic loss to Pakistan.
Sources said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who returned from his visit to Europe told the Punjab chief minister that international investors were keen to come to Pakistan and he was fully satisfied with his meetings in Berlin and London. He said that Pakistan’s image was improving among the international community.