KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said the government had come up with a positive mindset to protect and promote the business and investment besides bringing stability in the market. In a meeting with a delegation of the office bearers and brokers of Pakistan Stock Exchange headed by Suleman Mehdi, the prime minister said he had arrived here to seek their suggestions for betterment of the national economy. He said the foreign investors were investing their capital in the country because huge potential for investment existed here. The delegation felicitated the prime minister on assumption of the office and lauded the efforts by government’s economic team for economic stability. The delegation apprised the prime minister on various matters regarding the stock market and put forward the proposals for financial stability most of which were accepted by the prime minister. The delegation assured that they would extend all out support to the government vis-à-vis its financial policies. During the meeting, the two sides agreed to widen the tax base, promote IT in stock market and curb the issue of illegal payments. The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi, IT Minister Khalid Maqbol Siddiqui, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, State Minister Hammad Azhar, PM’s Adviser Dr Ishrat Hussain and Special Assistants to PM Naeemul Haq and Iftikhar Durrani. The prime minister also met a delegation from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The delegation comprised prominent businessmen including Siraj Qasim Teli, Tahir Khaliq, Haroon Agar, Shamim Firpo, and Junaid Ismail Makda. According to PTI’s official Twitter account, Khan also met officials of the city’s traders association, who discussed with him the problems being faced by them. Earlier on his arrival, the prime minister was received by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail at the airport along with other party leaders. Short after his arrival, the prime minister met the governor at the Governor House wherein they discussed different matters related to development of the province. Published in Daily Times, December 10th 2018.