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Improved security situation attracting investors: Dar

Improved security situation attracting investors: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar Friday said improved security situation in the country had attracted several international investors to explore business opportunities in the country.

Chairing a meeting here at his ministry to review matters related to financial requirements of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), he said the government attached high priority and consideration to provision of resources to armed forces including PAF to fulfil their obligations towards defence and security of the country and the nation, said a press release issued here. The minister praised PAF’s instrumental role in the ongoing operations of Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasad.

“The operations had made significant gains and government and the whole nation fully supported the armed forces in the fight against terrorism.”

He said the improved security situation in the country had attracted a number of international companies and investors to explore business opportunities in Pakistan which augurs well for economic well being of the country.

In the meeting, Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Asad Lodhi briefed the minister on the financial aspects of PAF’s on-going and future projects. He also apprised the minister of the implementation schedule of these projects. Secretary Finance and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and PAF participated in the meeting.