The opposition should cooperate for political stability. The president should contribute positively to this situation. Youth are nation’s future but overlooked.

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(February-28-2024)

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain said on Wednesday that it appears that the opposition is not ready to play a positive role.

It will be good if a person holding a constitutional position avoids negative actions in politics for the sake of the interests of a political party.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that the new government should be allowed to work as it will be difficult for the government to manage the opposition or the economy at the same time.

Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that it seems that the opposition is not ready to play a positive role in the national interest and that it wants to see the country in a political and economic crisis.

He said that a letter to the IMF was an attempt in the said direction, while not calling the meeting of the National Assembly by the President is also equivalent to not accepting the system.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that the new government should be allowed to work and unnecessary obstacles should not be created; otherwise, how will the affairs of the IMF move forward and how will the economic situation improve?

The business leader said that international institutions and friendly countries are fed up with giving loans to Pakistan, and we have no other option but to become self-reliant.

Now the practices and policies of the past will not work, and the matter will have to be looked at in the commercial sphere. Doling out incentives worth billions of rupees to some groups should be stopped, and the policy of putting the entire burden of running the country on the people has to be ended.

The poor could not be squeezed further, as it would result in massive unrest and lawlessness in the country. Crimes and corruption have increased to the extent that no one’s life, property, or capital is safe.

He said that all over the world, youth are considered the future of the country, but our future has no opportunity.

There is no employment for the youth, so they are trapped by terrorists, robbers, drug dealers, separatists, and failed politicians, which is a big threat to the future of the country. Mian Zahid Hussain further said that currently, more than 25 million children are not going to school in the country, while those going to school are wasting their time in the name of education. 

In these circumstances, those who keep the government away from the reforms by entangling them in unnecessary matters are doing a disservice to their petty interests, which must be avoided.

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