Lahore News Today
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan
Iqbal has said dreams can be materialised only through commitment and
strong determination, Business92 reported.
He further said this in a discussion on a topic “A world of tomorrow seeking
inspiration and equilibrium in a new age” held at Royal Palm Club on Saturday.
He also said stability and continuity were essential for ensuring development
in the country adding that the country had a lot of potential.
The minister also said the government and people had took conscious
decision that they want peace.
“We want peaceful relations with all neighbouring countries and progress
is not possible in war”, he added.
The minister while responding to a question posed by a attendee said:”World
of tomorrow is different from the world of yesterday and today.”
He also said speed was necessary for bringing about prosperity and development
and now the time was coming when fast will lead the slow.
The minister further said despite of challenges the country had success stories as
well and added that the present government had doubled the budget of higher
education in three years.
To another query, he said strengthening of institutions was significant to
overcome corruption adding that vibrant and robust civil society was necessary for ensuring transparency.
Reform, development and stability should be synchronised, it was the crux
of the discussion.
Later, talking to the media, the minister said: “It is not a national service to
make the national institutions controversial”.
He said the PPP should understand that people do not want disruption in the country.
Preparations for 2018 general election should be made and people would
give their decision through votes, he added.
PM cooperation With Supreme Court
The minister said the prime minister had clearly said that cooperation
would be made with the Supreme Court.
Ahsan Iqbal also said problems should be solved through a proper platform
adding that whosoever would do politics of anarchy would get nothing.