National security intimately linked to economy: Army Chief

Ijaz/Abdul Rehman – October 03, 2019

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that National security is intimately linked to economy while prosperity is function of balance in security needs and economic growth.

Addressing the concluding session of seminar on ‘Interplay of economy and security’ hosted by him in Rawalpindi on Thursday, he said the aim of various discussions and seminars is to bring stake holders at one platform to formulate recommendations for a synergistic way forward.

He apprised the business community about improved internal security environment of the country which has enabled space for increased economic activity. He said accessibility and responsiveness of the government economic team to business community and displayed understanding between public and private institutions are good signs for intended positive trajectory in economic activity.

The Government Economic Team, on the occasion, apprised business community about initiatives introduced by the government to facilitate businesses and the encouraging results of stabilization efforts on national economy.

The business community shared suggestions with the government team to further improve environment for ease of doing businesses and assured the government that they will cooperate in implementation of government reforms. They said they will also play their part by paying taxes and investing in a socially and economically responsible manner.

The Army Chief, at the end, thanked all participants for purposeful utilization of the joint forum by stake holders for discussion and seminars leading to formulation of policy recommendations for subsequent processes and implementation.

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