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PM-led economic council formed to advise govt

PM-led economic council formed to advise govt

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday had confirmed that Mr. Pompeo will be in Islamabad on September 5, but now it has emerged that he would not be alone on the important trip.

He stressed the importance of improving mutual relations at regional and global levels, saying the two countries must further strengthen cooperation in the sectors of border security and banking as well as cooperation between Iranian and Pakistani ports of Chabahar and Gwadar.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted an 18-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) with the induction of a few world-renowned economists to ensure the availability of best possible professional advice to the government on economic policies.

It added that both sides held detailed discussions about regional and global issues, including the situation in Afghanistan and United States decision to unilaterally withdraw from the historic nuclear deal Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.

"It was agreed to host the next rounds of Bilateral Political Consultations and the Joint Economic Commission at early dates".

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"However, it is not clear whether the government will club the two bodies or these bodies would work separately", the official said.

Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf claims he had proposed a "four-point formula" on Kashmir to the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the 2001 Agra Summit. "I can say with full confidence that relations between both the nations would be enhanced", he said.

His decision to create a 'New Pakistan, ' not only hopes to reduce poverty, improve welfare and removing ostentation but also seek fresh friendship with India.

The premier was received by Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on arrival. "While expressing satisfaction over cooperation with regard to the Pakistan-Iran border, it was agreed to continue close consultations through various forums in this regard", the statement added.


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