Foreign direct investment increased by 137pc: Hammad Azhar


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar on Tuesday said that foreign direct investment increased by 137 percent due to prudent policies of the incumbent government. Highlighting the achievement of the PTI government on the economic front,  Hammad Azhar addressing  a news conference in Islamabad, here today, said current account deficit in the first quarter of the current fiscal year has decreased by 65 percent, fiscal deficit declined by 50 percent, primary budget balance noted a surplus of 385 billion rupees, foreign investment of 350 million dollars came to Pakistan, and foreign exchange reserves witnessed an increase of 650 million dollars.