Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday said that the situation in Afghanistan had a direct impact on Pakistan. Addressing a press conference here, he said that Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan continue as it was desirous of stability in the neighbouring country. On the issue of recognition of Taliban regime, he said Pakistan was taking regional countries along on the issue. Pakistan will not recognise the Afghan government unilaterally, the minister said. About the issue of price hike and inflation, he said that outbreak of coronavirus raised worldwide commodity prices. The minister said that rupee depreciated due to smuggling of dollars to Afghanistan. He said that talks were being held with Taliban for taking other groups along. He said this year record production of wheat and sugarcane was registered and Rs1100 billion have been added to the national economy in the field of agriculture. The textile industry,he said was also booming and it had booked orders till 2023. Fawad said that record investment was also coming in the construction sector which created three lakh new jobs. He said that foreign remittances have reached new record which has boosted foreign reserves. The minister said that current government has responded best to the pandemic. He said that coronavirus has hit the world’s five largest economies. Fawad said that giving the right to vote to Pakistanis abroad was a priority of the present government. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that all players of Pakistan cricket team have a chance to become superstars in tomorrow’s T20 World Cup match against arch rivals India. Talking to PTV he expressed good wishes for the Pakistan cricket team and said that the player who will play the best will be the hero of the nation. The minister said that all the players of Pakistan cricket team have the opportunity to become superstars.