Minister: (Foreign investment increasing in the country: Dar)

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that foreign investment in the country is increasing due to growing confidence of the international community.

In an interview on Sunday, he said economic reforms have resulted in increased tax net and tax collections. He said middle class is flourishing in the country due to prudent economic policies of the government.

He said the government is intensifying micro finance investment for easy loans. He said the government will be successful in ending load shedding by the end of its constitutional tenure.

He said efforts are being made to develop far flung and backward areas of the country. The minister said equal importance is being given to all sectors, including industry and agriculture.

He said work on electricity projects of 7000 megawatt is underway.He vowed to make Pakistan 18th largest economy of the world. He said end to load shedding, creation of job opportunities and development of basic infrastructure are top priorities of the government.

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