ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan told a high-profile gathering in Dubai on Sunday it was the time to invest in his country since it was “on the upswing” and his government was striving to create conducive environment for business in Pakistan.
Addressing the seventh World Government Summit, Khan recognized the importance of launching a major reform process in his country, saying it was not possible to postpone it any further due to fears that “you would have opposition.”
He said times were different in the 1970s when people were still getting prosperous in Pakistan, adding that things changed for the worse due to the corrupt practices of politicians.
The prime minister shared his vision of “equitable growth” with the audience, saying he did not want “the rich to get richer and poor to get poorer.”
“I am really against this neo-liberal economics where you have 62 people owning as much wealth as three billion people on this Earth,” he maintained.
The World Economic Summit is annual global platform that brings together presidents, prime ministers, business leaders and policymakers to discuss the current and future opportunities to improve governance through reform, innovation and technology.
The prime minister attended the summit on the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Makhtoum.