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Overseas community of Pakistan is our asset: Senator Pervaiz Rashid

Islamabad, April 08, 2014 (PPI-OT): Overseas community of Pakistan is indeed our asset as they contribute a lot in the economy of Pakistan through remittances. Senator Pervaiz Rasid, Minister for IB and NH said this in a meeting with the delegation of overseas Pakistanis in UK.

The delegation was headed by Nadeem Ali, Mayor of London Baro of Waltham forest. Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that it becomes a matter of pride for us when we see any Pakistani attaining an eminent place in any foreign country. He said that, the heart of every Pakistani beat with love for his nation, no matter where ever he lives.

He said that, the present democratic Government is determined to ensure good governance and bring the country on the path of peace, progress and prosperity. Improving communication infrastructure and building roads had always been the top priority of the PML N Government as it not only enhances connectivity but also open avenues to seek economic opportunities, ultimately giving a boost to economy, the minister said.

It is the beauty of democracy which reflects plurality, represents and accommodates various shades of opinion in the society, the minister told. He said that the Government believes in the independence of media as it considers it a pre-condition for the strength of democracy.

It is because of democracy a unique culture of political tolerance has come in vogue which was unprecedented in the past, the Minister told. He also urged the overseas Pakistani to come forward and benefit from the investment friendly policies of the present government.

The delegation expressed their satisfaction on the initiatives of PML (N) government made for the welfare of the people and prosperity of the country. The delegation also appreciated the level of independence provided to media in Pakistan and wished that a culture of political harmony may further flourish in the country as it is vital for the growth and promotion of democracy in the country.

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