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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 10, 2019

PM Imran leaves for Dubai to attend World Government Summit, meet IMF chief

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on the invitation of Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Sunday left for Dubai on a day long visit where he would participate in 7th edition of the World Government Summit (WGS).

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood and Advisor to PM on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, PM office media wing in a press release said.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi and Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistan Zulfiqar Bukhari would also participate in the delegations level talks.

In his keynote address at the Summit, the Prime Minister will highlight his vision for a strong and prosperous Pakistan and would encourage investment in different sectors of Pakistan economy.

The Prime Minister’s participation will underscore Pakistan’s strong interest in the knowledge economy, artificial intelligence, green development and the importance of innovation for growth.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will also meet the UAE leadership.

Prior to departure, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told PTV that in his address, the Prime Minister would highlight the significant issue of good governance and the suggestions for improving the governance system by bringing about institutional reforms.

He said a meeting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief was also expected.

However, he clarified that the government would not opt for such IMF package which could burden the people.