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PM Khan to address World Government Summit in UAE

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the government representatives at the World Government Summit (WGS 2019) on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. He will talk about his vision for the future of Pakistan and what the Premier sees as its main socio-economic role in the region and the wider world.

Khan’s participation, according to the international press, is a significant addition to the agenda of the seventh global leaders’ summit, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This will be PM Khan’s fourth trip to the UAE since he assumed office.

The event is set to convene more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 30 international organizations.

According to a statement of Foreign Office, this annual gathering of heads of states/governments, policy makers and experts will provide an opportunity to discuss improvement in governance through reform, innovation, and technology.

Prime Minister’s participation will underscore Pakistan’s strong interest in the knowledge economy, green development and the importance of innovation for growth. In his keynote address at the Summit, the Prime Minister will highlight his vision for a strong and prosperous Pakistan.

PM Khan will share his views on the development of human resources, the government’s influential work at home and abroad, and boosting dynamic sectors, all of which contribute to building a better future for the Pakistani youth.

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The Prime Minister will also present the direction that his government is taking: one that is focused on making the most of its wealth in human capital. The Pakistan government is seeking to enhance the country’s position on the global economic and trade map, through community-focused initiatives, such as providing job opportunities for the youth and developing vital housing projects, among others.

The World Government Summit 2019 will run from February 10 to 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The event is set to convene more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 30 international organizations.

Actor Harrison Ford, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Indian billionaire Ratan Tata, President Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Liqun Jin will also address different sessions.

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Among the global tech minds attending the international summit, two Pakistanis, Dr. Umar Saif, and Burhan Rasool will be sharing their experiences on e-governance and technology as a development tool.

Dr. Saif is a globally recognized technology leader who spearheaded Punjab’s technological advancement. His work is credited as the main force behind the technology-led governance transformation in Punjab, as well as the recent growth of the IT industry in Pakistan.

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