Federal Minister for Defence and Water & Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that a big Chinese investment to the tune of Rs32 billion for Pakistan has been lying dormant due to prevailing political unrest, saying that both Azadi march of the Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) and Inqilab march of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have virtually blocked the way of foreign investment in Pakistan.

“Political chaos has been causing huge financial and economic losses to the nation and country which will ultimately suffer the country only.”

He stated this while talking to the newsmen at his residence here on Sunday. Kh Asif said that the political and economic stability was vital for foreign investment and urged the politicians to prefer national interest to avert further financial and economic losses to the country.

The federal minister pointed out that all national institutions in the country were on a journey to democracy and none of them had yet reached the goal of democratic stability.

He urged the politicians to shun the politics of conflict, asking them to come forward and play their role for political and economic stability in the country. He regretted that negative and politics of conflict was globally earning bad name for Pakistan and had shattered the confidence of foreign investors.

He said that the country could not bear any further political adventurism rather the situation warranted unity to steer the country out of crises. “All politicians must unite, shun their political differences and give up their personal gains by saying “no” to the politics of conflict,” he stressed.