Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan desires German support to meet its energy needs and economic modernisation. “The highest priority for us is to boost Pakistan’s economy. And the biggest challenge is the power supply. We do not have enough gas and we do not have enough electricity, there are many power outages. Germany can provide us projects that can help to meet our energy needs,” the Prime Minister said in an interview to German newspaper “Die Welt” published on Monday.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan was one of the largest wheat producers in the world and one of the major cotton exporters. It has a lot of potential and wanted successful deals with Germany during his visit. To a question, he said after withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan a new era for the war ravaged country would begin, which was also a new opportunity for the whole region.
“We must work together to defeat terror. We must support each other. We must not allow terrorist attacks. The Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, has also declared that he will not tolerate such activities,” the Prime Minister said. To another question, Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan was determined to defeat any terrorist network and to destroy it. Pakistan forces, he added, would fight until every terrorist activity would be beaten. The Prime Minister termed the allegations that Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban, completely irrelevant, absurd and absolutely wrong.