ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that foreign investment in the country is increasing due to growing confidence of the international community.
In an interview to state channel, he said that economic reforms have resulted in increased tax net and tax collections.
Ishaq Dar said middle class is flourishing in the country due to prudent economic policies of the government.
He said the government is intensifying micro finance investment for easy loans.The Minister said the government will be successful in ending load shedding by the end of its constitutional tenure.
He said efforts are being made to develop far flung and backward areas of the country.Ishaq Dar said equal importance is being given to all sectors, including industry and agriculture.
Ishaq Dar said work on electricity projects of 7000 megawatt is underway.He vowed to make Pakistan 18th largest economy of the world.
He said end to load shedding, creation of job opportunities and development of basic infrastructure are top priorities of the government.