SaudiArabia: Corruption is the only difference in developed and underdeveloped countries: PM Imran Khan

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On Tuesday, October 23rd, Imran Khan spoke at the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) in Riyadh, where he talked about Pakistan’s economic problems and requested external parties to invest in the country.

Prime Minister, Imran Khan told the audience that Pakistan’s population has more than 100 million people who are below the age of 35, and it is a challenge for the government to create job opportunities for its people. He shared that he intends to create jobs for Pakistanis by attracting investors from the outside as well as from within.

Moreover, the prime minister stated that Pakistan’s mineral reserves have not been tapped in the past due to reasons such as terrorism and corruption. He stated that this aspect is going to change very soon, “”Now, thanks to our security forces and intelligence agencies, Pakistan has brought terrorism under control. ”

Imran Khan stated that Pakistan has been fighting against terrorism for the past several years which has compromised its peace and stability. “The decade after 9/11 has been of great turmoil for us. Our tribal areas were devastated by the war. In fact, one of the reasons we are at this stage is due to instability and war.” said the Prime Minister. He further declared his intentions to improve relations with Pakistan’s neighbors. He also discussed his plan to take help from the Chinese government in erasing corruption and crime rate in Pakistan. PM shared his initiative to empower the women of Pakistan, and start projects solely for women.

Imran Khan flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend the seminar on the special request of King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz.PM was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Industry Abdul Razzak Dawood.