Pakistan can pay off debts within six months

Pakistan Visionary Forum

LAHORE: If the government functions in the right direction, the country can pay off its debts within six months, members of the Pakistan Visionary Forum (PVF) said on Thursday.

At a PVF meeting to discuss the “current situation in Pakistan and the way out”, members said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N, Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) could jointly defeat Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) if 40 percent youth vote for them in the next general elections.Hailey College of Business and Finance Principal Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed, Indus River System Authority (IRSA) former chairman Shafqat Masood, former minister of state Qayyum Nizami, TECH Society President Abdul Majeed Khan were the main speakers.

They expressed that oppressive government, un-responsive opposition and helpless masses were the reasons for prevailing situation in Pakistan, and that free, fair and impartial elections were the only way out.The forum was of the view that revolution against the current government was difficult because it would be projected as a movement against democracy even when it was evident that it was a fake democracy.

The speakers showed concern on using the personnel of law enforcing agencies for protocol duties of VVIPs and VIPs instead of the security of the citizens. Criminals are in possession of sophisticated weapons and arms illegally obtained through looting of NATO containers and smuggling from across the border, whereas police are using inferior arms, they said. – Dunya