Govt working to make Pakistan economically self-reliant: Asad Umar

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umer says the government is working on a comprehensive economic revival plan to put Pakistan on the path of self-reliance.
Speaking at the launching ceremony of annual report of Burki Institute of Public Policy in Islamabad today, he said our friendly countries including Saudi Arabia, China and the UAE have generously supported Pakistan in dealing with the current account and fiscal deficit.
Touching upon the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Minister said this mega project holds a very strategic status for Pakistan to improve its connectivity with the regional countries and beyond to reap the fruits in South and Central Asia.
He said Pakistan not only wants to be a beneficiary of CPEC, but it also intends to be a valuable contributor to supplement the benefits of this vital project.

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