COAS assures business community of economic revival: report

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ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has reportedly assured the country’s top business community members of economic revival, saying the worst is behind us.

The Pakistani media media wing has not shared about the backdoor meeting, but Geo News reported that the top general had a meeting with 10 members, and assured them that “the default threat was over.”COAS Asim shared views on the regional economic environment and was positive that the economic plights would be overcome, soothing business community members amid the worsening economic crisis. ‘Worst is behind us and we will prevail’, the top general was quoted by the local media outlet.

The reports quoting one of the participants said the businessmen requested the Army chief for the meeting, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was invited by Gen Asim to attend the session.COAS Asim and Ishaq Dar also reportedly apprised businessmen of the revival of bailout funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Staff-Level Agreement would be secured within days while Pakistan is expected to receive major equity from friendly nations.When being asked about the armed forces role in promoting harmony, COAS Asim said the army was playing its role and trying to develop harmony in national politics.

Army Chief turns down Imran Khan’s offer for back door meeting

As PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry rejected speculations about former premier Imran Khan’s request to meet Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, a senior anchorperson of Geo News claimed that PTI chief approached the army chief but his request for a meeting was turned down.COAS Asim told the businessmen that Imran Khan approached him for a meeting but refused to meet the populist leader, saying it was not his job as army chief to meet politicians, per report.

The top military commander reiterated not to meddle in the country’s politics, calling on political leadership to resolve their issues.

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