Pakistan's economic indicators improving despite COVID-19: PM Imran

Pakistan's economic indicators improving despite COVID-19: PM Imran

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said despite COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s economic indicators are improving to herald and paving way for an industrial Pakistan.

In his message to nation on 74th Independence Day, the prime minister said no country maintained a balance between lives and livelihood as was done by Pakistan.

"Initially, the government feared of deaths due to both the coronavirus and hunger caused by the lockdown," the PM said.

However, consequent to the government’s decision of smart lockdown, the coronavirus cases are on decline and the economy is on revival, the Radio Pakistan reported.

The premier said that the war against coronavirus is not yet over as the challenge still persists.

PM Imran advised people to keep adhering to precautions of social distancing to avert the resurgence of the virus.

"The uplift of the construction sector would benefit allied 40 industries to create jobs and wealth," the PM said, adding that the move will consequently enhance the government’s tax collection.

Prime Imran Khan said the government has finally reached an agreement with the power producers to generate power at reduced cost and the benefit would be trickled to the industry and people.