Cricket gala to be played in Pakistan; hopes Fawad


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has expressed the hope that the upcoming PSL contest would be the last to be played in the United Arab Emirates as “we want to shift the cricket gala event to Pakistan”.

Addressing the opening ceremony of a campaign in connection with the PSL-4 in Dubai, he said that the PSL would see glimpses of the National Stadium, Karachi, and the Qadhafi Stadium, Lahore.

Pakistan, he claimed, was moving towards a bright future under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan who had brought a paradigm shift in the foreign policy in just six months.

“After coming to power, Prime Minister Imran has reviewed policies and Pakistan has become an important player in the region and the stature of Pakistan has increased in the eyes of the world,” the minister asserted.

He said the cornerstone of the present government’s economic policies was to control imports, increase exports, stop de-industrialisation and encourage expatriates to send remittances through legal channels to increase them from the present $20 billion to $40bn a year.

Fawad Chaudhry said that today’s Pakis­tan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is a changed Pakistan which is moving in the right direction.

Talking to journalists in Dubai on Sunday, the minister said that last year the Pakistani nation found its political destination and with the grace of Allah Almighty it would now achieve its economic goal during the current year.

He said successful dialogue bet­ween the United States and Taliban would greatly benefit Pakistan and the policy of peace adopted by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would pay ­dividends.

Pakistan had played a significant role for peace in Afghanistan, he said, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan wished peace in Afghanistan as it would help enhance trade relations in the region.