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PM Chairs Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister Imran Khan has re-affirmed Pakistan's commitment to continue its positive role in seeking a political settlement in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability to the region.

Speaking during the cabinet meeting in Islamabad, he said it is a matter of great satisfaction that the world powers particularly the United States has recognized Islamabad's contribution to this effect.

The Prime Minister said US special envoy on Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad during his recent visit to Islamabad had very productive meetings with him and the foreign minister on the subject.

He said the United States has sought Pakistan's support in advancing the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

The prime minister said pakistan is also in-touch with the saudi and iranian leadership to bring peace to strife hit yemen by bringing all the parties concerned to the negotiating table.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said government has also taken a land mark initiative to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims to visit their sacred religious places in Pakistan.

He said the step has been taken with full sincerity to promote religious tourism in the country.

He regretted that Indian government is trying to politicize the Kartarpur initiative whereas the Sikh community all around the world has warmly welcomed Pakistan's move.

Turning towards domestic issues, the Prime Minister lauded the performance of his economic team to steer the country out of severe economic crisis.

He said all the economic indicators are showing positive trend as Pakistan has now entered the phase of an emerging economy.

He said recently the executives of a number of top multinational companies have visited Pakistan and shown keen interest to invest in the country in different sectors.

The Prime Minister said we are also inviting renowned international companies to explore minerals particularly oil & gas in off-shore areas.