ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said Pakistan always stood for peace and remained ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues with India through dialogue.
The Prime Minister congratulated the nation and saluted the armed forces on the second anniversary of the country’s response to India’s military strikes against Pakistan.
“As a proud and confident nation, we responded with determined resolve at a time and place of our choosing,” he said in a series of tweets.
Imran Khan said, “We also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behaviour in the face of India’s irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the captured Indian pilot.”
He welcomed the restoration of a ceasefire between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control. “The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India,” he said.
The Prime Minister stressed that India must take the necessary steps to meet the long-standing demand and right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination according to the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan on Friday laid the foundation-stone of the country’s first-ever Central Business District in Lahore, a commercial hub aimed at ensuring ease-of-doing-business.
The concept will plan activities in accordance with the market requirements and as per the unique dynamics of each district.
Addressing at the foundation-laying ceremony, the Prime Minister said the project would touch the trading volume of Rs 6,000 billion with its first phase of Commercial and Business Hub to generate activities worth Rs 1,300 billion.
“With huge tenders involved, this project will witness a major take off in short span of time and also transform Lahore into a modern city,” he said.