RAWALPINDI: Top business leaders of the country called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday night to convey their serious concerns about Pakistan’s stagnating economy.
According to sources, the businessmen met General Bajwa at a dinner reception at the Army House in Rawalpindi.
The main concern for the businessmen was that the government does not go beyond verbal assurances and that its words do not match its actions, sources said.
The businessmen added that their recommendations were heard in a meeting with the prime minister earlier, however, no action had been taken on them as yet.
The delegation will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan today.
Separately, in a session with stakeholders hosted by COAS at Army Auditorium, General Bajwa apprised the participants about improved internal security environment of the country which had enabled space for increased economic activity, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
The army chief said that accessibility and responsiveness of government economic team to the business community was important and displayed understanding between public and private institutions was a good sign for intended positive trajectory in economic activity.