Govt striving hard to develop Pakistan on model of State of Madinah

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Govt striving hard to develop Pakistan on model of State of Madinah

DUBAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government is striving hard to develop Pakistan on the model of the State of Madinah based on principles of justice, humanity, merit, and accountability.
The PM was addressing the World Government Summit, which is an annual gathering of heads of states/government, policymakers, business leaders and experts to discuss current and future opportunities to improve governance through reform, innovation and technology.
He said no society or country can make progress without improving governance, ensuring accountability, and checking corruption.
The Prime Minister said that Holy Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] had laid the foundations of the first welfare state on earth.
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Dubai today for a day-long visit to attend the seventh edition of World Government Summit.
Earlier, he met Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit.
The prime minister also met with UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zaid. During the meeting, matters pertaining to bilateral relations were discussed.
Accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi and Adviser to the PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, the premier is visiting Dubai on the invitation of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
PM Imran’s participation is aimed to underscore Pakistan’s strong interest in the knowledge economy, artificial intelligence, green development and the importance of innovation for growth.
Among other key speakers at the summit will be renowned tech leader Dr Umar Saif, who spearheaded Punjab’s technological advancement as well as the recent growth of the IT industry in Pakistan, and Burhan Rasool, who is a member of PM’s Task Force on Austerity and Restructuring Government.
Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Indian billionaire Ratan Tata, President Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Liqun Jin will also address different sessions at the summit.
The premier also held talks with IMF chief on the sidelines for talks on issues which have held up bailout negotiations. He also meet the UAE leadership during the visit.

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