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New State Bank governor is pride of Pakistan: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan

Lahore : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said the newly appointed State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir, who got education in prestigious international educational institutions, was pride of Pakistan.

Dr Firdous, in a statement, said Dr Reza had joined Prime Minister’s Imran Khan’s finance team to steer the country out of the economic crisis. He had tendered his resignation from the International Monetary Fund to serve Pakistan, she added.

She said the opposition wanted to close the doors on intelligent Pakistanis working in prestigious international institutions, to serve their motherland. However, it was the ‘Naya Pakistan’ of Prime Minister Imran Khan, which acknowledged their capabilities, she added.

Those who had sunk the country in a deep quagmire of problems for over three decades, were perturbed over the resignation of former SBP governor, she added.

Dr Firdous said gone were the days when a brother (of the prime minister) was the chief minister of a province while the nephew was calling the shots in state affairs. Similarly, the daughter was acting like a deputy prime minister while the daughter’s father-in-law was finance minister, she added.

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