Pakistan achieved major success in tackling terror, economic problems: Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said his country had achieved major successes in eliminating militancy and turning around the economy.
He said this in a meeting with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) who called on him here.
The Prime Minister said the tireless efforts of the economic team of the government had “turned around the Pakistani economy” in a short span of three years. “We are successfully delivering on the major challenges of terrorism, economy and power shortages that we inherited from the previous governments,” he said.
He said Pakistan has dismantled terrorists’ networks and 200,000 troops were at present deployed in the northern part of our country to completely eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.
“More than 24,000 precious human lives have been lost, about 50,000 wounded while our economy suffered a loss of USD 100 billion in this war against terrorism,” he said.
The Prime Minister added that the government’s ongoing endeavours included addressing energy shortfall at the earliest and improving the country’s infrastructure and communication networks.
‘Kashmir core issue between India & Pak’
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir is the “core issue” between India and Pakistan and its resolution would ensure durable peace in the region. “Kashmir issue must be resolved according to the UN resolutions as per the commitments made by the Indian Government,” Sharif told British NSA Sir Mark Lyall Grant, who called on him at PM House here.