Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan recently announced that the launch of his flagship Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) was facing delays because the government still awaited the Lahore High Court (LHC)’s decision to provide clearance for its proposed foreclosure law, according to news sources.
The PM made these comments while addressing the crowd at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Air University campus. He acknowledged that 2019 had been a difficult year for the nation, as measures to stabilise the economy had led to a rise in inflation. He opined that things would improve soon, as the stock market was already showing some positive signs, while the country’s foreign reserves were also on the rise and the economy was relatively stable.
PM Khan declared that the new year would mark the beginning of a ‘year of development’. He said that Pakistan was endowed with riches like precious minerals and fertile land that had the potential to offer food security to the Middle East region. For this purpose, however, he stressed that the agriculture sector would have to be further developed.
The PM went on to reveal that Pakistan had been named as the best tourist destination in the world (out of a total 20 other countries) and that the federal government fully intended to use the opportunity to generate revenue in the tourism sector and create employment opportunities.