Imran Khan views about RSS/Modi, Afghan peace will not come through millitary action// economic policies to save pakistan from IMF// creating jobs// Tourism doubled in pakistan//Chinese is making skills centres in pakistan//Relationship with Iran, KSA and UAE//we had these two political houses and both just competed in siphoning of money out of the country money laundering and once the leadership does then the whole system falls //for someone that mindset never changed making money was considered a crime almost now we have we encourage businesses industry we are doing everything possible so that people can make profits so once you make profits then it becomes like honey for bees to come investors to invest so this is now actively a government trying to create wealth in the country by promoting industrialization .

 Tourism  Pakistan is is is one place you know it  has it has probably the best mountain  tourism in the world because you know  half of the world’s highest peaks over  24,000 feet high in Pakistan and it is  still undiscovered by by mass tourism  then it has it for religious tourism we  have the holiest shrines of Hinduism of  Sikhism of of Buddhism I mean north of  Pakistan is most center of the Ghaderi  Gandhara civilization and then of course  Sufism so that we are we are not  planning to attract make it easy for  tourists to come and you’re telling  tourists it’s safe to permit Pakistan  today as I said in last one year tourism  double in Pakistan.

Relationship with iran , KSA and UAE

it’ll be a disaster for not  just Pakistan the whole area if there’s  a conflict for a start there almost 4  million Pakistani workers in UAE and in  Saudi Arabia who spent who send  remittances which is badly needed  because of an imbalance of trade   imbalance so it that would be affected  but apart from that you know the impact  a conflict would have I repeat on the  oil prices it just I mean it would be a  disaster for the whole area so we are  trying our best  I mean Pakistan plays its part you know  we have relationship with Iran with very  close relationship but UAE and Saudi  Arabia so we try and we’ve done our best  there were tensions when there were  these missile attacks on some oil  facility of Saudi Arabia so we played  our part when to both I went to both  countries and try to defuse the tensions .

For someone that mindset never changed  making money was considered a crime  almost now we have we encourage  businesses industry we are doing  everything possible so that people can  make profits so once you make profits  then it becomes like honey for bees to  come investors to invest so this is now  actively a government trying to create  wealth in the country by promoting  industrialization

the the people  who I held responsible were always the  political elite you see if the political  elite is clean then you know they will  not have crony capitalism problem that  happened in Pakistan was that that we had  these two political houses and both just  competed in siphoning of money out of  the country money laundering and once  the leadership does then the whole  system falls apart so it is not the  business community I’ve been blamed in  fact this is the first government which  has gone out of its way to promote  industrialization in Pakistan since the  60s in 60s Pakistan government actively  industrialization we are we were the  fastest-growing economy and then we lost  our way with nationalization socialist  socialist government came along and then  for someone that mindset never changed  making money was considered a crime  almost now we have we encourage  businesses industry we are doing  everything possible so that people can  make profits so once you make profits  then it becomes like honey for bees to  come investors to invest so this is now  actively a government trying to create  wealth in the country by promoting  industrialization.

Disarmed Militias

in  Pakistan what’s the message there have  you got that situation under control  after 9/11 2019 was the most safest year  in Pakistan so after we joined the war  on terror and 9/11 from Goethe 2003  onwards when when we had such security  problems in Pakistan you know the  investors disappeared sports team won’t  tour Pakistan but this I’m happy to say  2019 was the safest year we had the  least amount of crime since then and so  it was reflected in tourism in one year  our tourism double rate in 2018-19  tourism double is basically our security  forces controlled this crime terrorism  they have controlled it weaved we’ve  also taken a confident smarter know this  the security force has paid a huge price  I mean lot of sacrifices in controlling  the crime and you know there was about  eight ten years there we really the  country took a beating but we did we  took another step we decided that the  legacy of 80s where we had created these  militant groups to fight the Soviets  these groups had remained after the  Soviets had left now before my committee  will all the political parties in 2015  took a decision that there would not be  any armed militia in Pakistan and since  then we have disarmed the militias

China they actually helped  us with investment and and and because  of them it has given us an opportunity  to attract foreign investment

Chinese  came to help us with this Bri and and  the seatback which is the Pakistan China  economic corridor they rape we were  really at the rock bottom and so we are  really grateful to the Chinese that they  came and rescued us they came us they  pumped and even not just they gave us  loans and loans by the way or not  they’re barely five or six percent of a  total loan portfolio which is this  nonsense that you know Chinese we are  indebted to China they actually helped  us with investment and and and because  of them it has given us an opportunity  to attract foreign investment we’ve  created these special economic zones we  just we’ve opened do and we are opening  more where we are giving special  concessions to industry and then it’s  not it’s beyond the the the Bri in CPAC  they have also its technology transfer  especially helping us in agriculture  because Chinese technology seed  development is much better than Pakistan  our productivity is very low so and then  skills they are developing skill

Pakistan is moving  now towards an export-led growth rather  than a consumption led growth or an  import led growth

we inherited  a bankrupt and indebted economy but the  huge fiscal and and current account  deficit and it has been a very difficult  year ready to to stabilize the economy  that the rupee our currency lost value  but fortunately it’s stabilized and  without any government support it’s  found its market bad  and as a result the market sentiment has  gone up our stock market is now the  highest in one year we’ve a foreign  investment direct investment has arisen  200 percent in one year so we are moving  in the right direction and we are moving  now towards an export-led growth rather  than a consumption led growth or an  import led growth which which is why we  had the same balance and hence go to the  IMF for help this is we sort of  difficult structural reforms but it is  the only way to get out of this boom and  bust syndrome which is which has been  plaguing us for 30 years and I feel that  we are on the right track now the only  thing is people are hurting because of  you know all the measures we’ve taken  now we want to concentrate on growth  creating jobs for the people

 Pakistan suffered I know the  consequences second time 70,000  Pakistanis were killed in an  war  and we lost over a hundred billion  dollars to the economy

11  Pakistan suffered I know the  consequences second time 70,000  Pakistanis were killed in an  war  and we lost over a hundred billion  dollars to the economy we’ve just about  recovering from it so from I’m convinced  that people looking for solutions the  only people who benefit is this  industrial military complex when you  think about as well the relationship  that you have with President Trump you  have a good relationship with the  president the relations however between  the security services between Pakistan  and the United States has suffered over  the last several years no doubt over the  last several decades what’s it going to  take to build that kind of trust back we  see why did this relationship suffer  between the Pakistan security forces and  the u.s. because I objected  I did not want Pakistan to become part  of this war on terror  after 9/11 because Pakistan and nothing  to do with 9/11  there was no Pakistani involved al Qaeda  was in Afghanistan and I felt you know  why would be going into this war when we  went into the war as time passed  initially there was this romance with  General Musharraf because he was  fighting America’s war after a while  when Musharraf could not deliver what  the Americans wanted and he could not  deliver he should never have promised  them that he could deliver what what was  beyond him he could not win America the  war in Afghanistan no one could but they  were they kept asking we shall have to  do more and he kept promising them more  but he couldn’t deliver so that’s where  the mistrust began this time it is based  on  trust common objectives this time it is  based on the fact that I always believed  that there was no military solution in  Afghanistan and so does President Trump  so now both of us can work for the peace  process and we are trying our best it’s  not easy because it’s 19 years of this  turmoil that is taking place in  Afghanistan but it is the only way  somehow the Taliban and the Afghan  government they get together and work  out some sort of a political settlement  it is the only way does it worry you  that there are such radically different  ideologies when it comes to women when  it comes to human rights the Taliban  versus the Afghan government I was just  sitting with Austral ani earlier today  and talking about this he was talking  about the potential for peace with the  Taliban it seemed to echo your  statements as well but in terms of what  it means for women in that country does  that worry you see you see I think you  know Indian culture actually it’s a very  democratic culture and once they get  together I think they’ll work it out  it’s not the Taliban of 2001 so much has  water has gone under the bridge some  little girls will be going to school you  think I think so I think that it won’t  you will not find them the way they were  in 2001 the circumstances were different  there was that civil war that had taken  place the rape of Kabul has had taken  place by one of the warlords it’s not  exactly it’s not the same situation now  but I feel that the Afghans our  democratically minded people they will  sit on the table they’ll thrash it out  .

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