LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said the government was making all-out efforts to maintain peace in the country.
Talking to the media here at Net-Sol, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had an economic agenda which was being implemented to overcome economic crisis and put the country on the way to progress and prosperity. He said foreign investors had shown keen interest to invest in the country owing to economic reforms of the government.
The minister said: “The government is striving hard to maintain peace in the country through talks with the Taliban.”
To a question, Ahsan Iqbal said the government was determined to eliminate terrorism from the country as peace was a key factor to hold talks.
He said incidents of terrorism were conspiracies to sabotage the dialogue process by anti-state elements which were against peace.
He added: “If these incidents of terrorism continue the government will consider other options to restore peace by taking all political parties on board.” To another query, he said the latest infrastructure and information technology were needs of economic development, progress and prosperity which could only be achieved by maintaining peace in the country, adding “We are striving for peace through talks”.