Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present in the House during the President’s address during the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on the occasion of the beginning of the fourth parliamentary year of the Assembly. And former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also attended.
Apart from this, Azad Kashmir President Services Chiefs and Ambassadors of different countries and Governors of the four provinces were also present in the guest gallery.
The President said that the country’s remittances reached a record level of 19 19.4 billion. The Pakistan Stock Exchange broke all previous records in terms of better performance and became the fourth best stock market in the world.
He said that ease of doing business in Pakistan has improved by 28 degrees while investor confidence has increased by 60%.
He said the FBR had collected 18 per cent more tax revenue than last year, adding that all the figures showed full confidence in the government from investors and the public.
Arif Alvi said that a special housing scheme was launched to provide shelter to the poor and middle class. As a result of government incentives, projects worth Rs 47 billion have been registered in the construction sector.
He said that due to government initiatives, IT exports have increased by 47% and various programs have been launched in Pakistan to impart skills to the youth.
The President said that so far 1.7 million youth have been imparted vocational training and government performance and achievements cannot be stopped by noise.
During the speech of President Arif Ali, the opposition started making noise and later boycotted and left the House.