Commerce Minister KhurramDastagir Khan has asked the Islamic world to put forth new strategies and new projects to omit the sluggishness from the economy of Pakistan!
The minister’s presence was to encourage Pakistan on the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum. The forum lasted for 3 days.
“We are suffering not only from pervasive poverty of our people but also from the poverty of ideas on how to bring about an economic revolution to improve lifestyles of our people”
He further added:
“We suffer from the poverty of ideas to facilitate our private sector within the OIC [Organization of Islamic Cooperation]. We suffer behind our borders, at our borders and beyond our borders”
Excerpts from the speech of minister:
He focused on the rights of muslims to be equal to others. The economic growth should also support the tail-end of the economic growth.
The Pakistan requested the Islamic world to provide more technical and knowledge collaboration in other fields of the economy.
Minister also claimed that Pakistan has also signed up a WTO contract.
He also claimed that we all should work and stand united to strengthen the economy .
Participation of countries at the forum
Some of the countries that participated were:
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa