Feb 25, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120904
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decline percent 4 registers rate growth pakistan's aziz sartaj minister finance -- irna-app-econa 25, .feb islamabad, 4 to down come has growth country's the years four last the over said .percent 6 of average year's 30 last the against percent, 5.4 to most growth, percent 8 to 7 achieving in succeeds country the if a addressing while said minister the resolved, be can problems the of year the that said he .forum committee citizen islamabad of meeting emphasis through country the in revival economic the see will 1998 .sector agriculture on quick get to sector agriculture the on be will emphasis the export and industrial the to boost give will turn in which results, for farmers to incentives numerous given has government the .sectors .said sartaj purpose this two some however, good, be to expected are crops the all added, he in rains excessive to due affected been have cotton of bales million the affected taxes and rates utility in increase the said he .october competitiveness our damaged also this .growth industrial country's .markets international in and rates, interest and taxes reduced has government present the urged he .added he industry, the help to charges utility the frozen of instead market, electronic the in invest to businessmen the .sector textile traditional our than less remained has growth economic ''our said, aziz sartaj agriculture banking, taxation, the that confident was he .potential'' the from free country the keep would reduction tariff and packages .momentum growth up pick and crisis, asian east current of affects but said, he years, four last the over increased have prices the many in resulted and proportion that by increased not has income the .nation the for problems mim/ah/jh end