Efforts on to make youth an asset of country: Ahsan Iqbal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot injured in Norowal

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the youth have a crucial role in economic development of a country.
Addressing a workshop in Lahore on Saturday, he said the future of Pakistan is linked with its youth.
Ahsan Iqbal said we have to train the youth as per our future requirements. He said the incumbent government is making concerted efforts to make the youth an asset of the country.
The Interior Minister said, “we are digitally empowering the youth to ensure their contribution in the process of progress and prosperity.” He said Pakistan is included in the countries where youth is in majority.
Later on talking to newsmen, the federal minister said that surgical strikes were being carried out on the country’s political stability.
He added that any person or institution moving the country towards anarchy could not be considered a friend.
“We need to be united. Our neighbouring country is threatening us with surgical strikes and we will face this threat. But surgical strikes are also being carried out on the political stability in the country. There is no room for this. Why are we becoming our own enemy?”
Iqbal stressed on the supremacy of Parliament, calling it the most important institution in the country that gives birth to the constitution and other institutions. “The Parliament is the representative of the people of Pakistan,” he added.
About FATF, he said that a decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place Pakistan on the grey-list of the global money laundering watchdog will be made in June.
“The resolution against us was on political grounds to pressurise Pakistan. “We were on this watch list till 2015 and despite this, we grew the country’s economy. It is wrong to speculate that this will have dire economic consequences on the country.”


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