ISLAMABAD – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has said that the nation will hear good news in the coming weeks with respect to economy of the country.
In an interview with a private TV channel, he said the government is going to sign Memorandum of Understandings of the projects worth billions of dollars with Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia and other countries.
He lauded the Special Investment Facilitation Council saying that it is ensuring consistency of the economic policy.
He said the SIFC has also inked agreements with different countries for investment in Pakistan in multiple fields.
He said the decisions of the SIFC would be the manifestation of the economic stability of the country.
To a query, the Prime Minister said the caretaker government, with support of the state, has successfully halted the cross border smuggling of dollars and other goods that would continue in future also.
Turning to political scenario of the country, the Prime Minister said general elections would be held on February 8 next year and the Election Commission of Pakistan is making arrangements for holding the elections in free and fair manner.
He said government will ensure transparent elections and there is no restriction on any political party for organizing election-related activities.
Replying to a question about provision of level playing field to the political parties, he said there is no favourite of the caretaker government and the political party which would be mandated by the people, would form the next government.
As regards missing person in Balochistan, the Prime Minister said no institution is involved in enforced disappearance in the country.
Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.
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