WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said the next 10 years will prove to be Pakistan’s fastest economic progress and the country will stand among the 25 largest economies of the world by the year 2025.
Addressing a discussion at Center for Strategic and International Studies here, Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan achieved the growth rate of 4 percent for the first time in the past 8 years.
“Pakistan’s growth rate will be increased to 5 percent in the current year and it will be further raised to 6 percent by 2018,” he added.
The Minister said that Pakistan is presently in talks with the US for producing 10,000 PhDs in the fields of science, technology and engineering. He said implementation of this plan will begin following the Pakistan-US strategic Dialogue set to be held on February 29.
Courtesy : TheNews