Praising the Chinese growth mannequin, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday mentioned his authorities desires to study from China’s industrial growth to speed up financial progress and eradicate poverty.
“If we can learn from any one country in the world, it is China. Their development model suits Pakistan the best,” Khan mentioned whereas talking at a ceremony in Islamabad.
“The speed with which China developed in the last 30 years is something we can learn from,” he added.
Khan mentioned that Beijing had managed to show that poverty alleviation is actual growth.
“The way they industrialised, made special export zones, brought investments from abroad, and used those investments to increase their exports, all resulted in China increasing its wealth,” he mentioned.
“They used that money to bring their population out of poverty […] there is no other example of this in history.”
He mentioned that his authorities was targeted on making Pakistan a welfare state and eradicating poverty.
China final month introduced that every one registered impoverished counties on this planet’s most populous nation have shaken off poverty.
Khan mentioned that the federal government had made particular financial zones to draw and relocate Chinese industries in order that they’ll export their merchandise from Pakistan.
The prime minister mentioned that the brand new 12 months could be the 12 months of financial progress because the nation was shifting in the best route.
“Our exports are increasing as compared to our competitors, so Pakistan is headed in the right direction,” he mentioned.
Khan mentioned his authorities would give attention to industrial growth throughout the present 12 months that may have a optimistic affect on financial progress.
He famous that cement and textile sectors recorded quick progress within the latest months.
The premier mentioned that the federal government’s coverage was easy and based mostly on the idea of supporting enterprise for the creation of wealth that may result in prosperity.
He mentioned the federal government has handled the COVID-19 problem within the nation successfully.
Separately, Khan in a sequence of tweets mentioned that 2020 was a tricky 12 months for Pakistan and the world due to the pandemic.
“But by the grace of God, we fared far better than most. We not only managed to protect our people but also saved them from hunger. We are moving forward to making Pakistan a welfare State,” he mentioned.
He made two New Year resolutions for 2021 about finishing two tasks.
“One, universal health coverage to all our citizens. It has begun in KP (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) & will soon in Punjab & GB (Gilgit-Baltistan). We hope other provinces will replicate this programme,” he mentioned.
“Two, we will start our most ambitious nationwide project “Koi Bhuka Na Soyay” (No one ought to sleep hungry) underneath Ehsaas programme. By the tip of the 12 months, these two tasks will transfer us nearer to our aim of creating Pakistan a welfare state,” he mentioned.