Skip to main content

Economic policies must focus lower classes, PM tells advisers

 

APP

September 07, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that since the socio-economic development and needs of lower and middle classes were totally neglected in the past, the economic progress of downtrodden and middle income classes was the central point of PTI government’s economic policies.

READ MORE: 'Just getting started' Serena says heading into US Open final

The Prime Minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting of the Economic Advisory Council here at the PM office.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Dr Ishrat Hussain, State Bank Governor, Secretary Finance Dr Farrukh Iqbal, Dr Ashfaq Hassan Khan, Dr Ejaz Nabi, Dr Abid Qayyum Sulehri, Dr Asad Zaman, Dr Naveed Hamid, Dr Saleem Raza and Saqib Shirani.

The Prime Minister thanked the renowned experts for their participation in the Economic Advisory Council and said that their experiences and recommendations would help check the country’s economic problems, besides the implementation of the government’s reforms agenda and new approach.

Giving the example of “Riasat-e-Madina”, he said that it was for the first in human history when the state took over the responsibility of lower and downtrodden classes and that historic step not only helped the deprived and poor to stand on their feet, but they also emerged as a great power in the world.

READ MORE: Trump calls on Times to reveal 'coward' behind critical op-ed

The Prime Minister said that the country could progress only if the focus of the government policies would be to uplift the lower classes and provide them equal opportunities of development.

He said that the dream of progress of country and nation could not be realised until every individual of society had a stake in the economic system and development process.

Participants of the meeting gave various suggestions to address the economic challenges faced by the country.

PM forms task forces

READ MORE: British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

Prime Minister Imran Khan gave approval to constitution of bodies to remove hiccups in early merger of erstwhile federally and provincially administered tribal areas, Fata and Pata, with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, as well as to revamp and reform civil services, restructure the government and to introduce austerity at all levels.

Meanwhile, the PM also chaired a briefing on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the projects initiated under the initiative in various sectors.

The aim behind formation of a task force on Fata and Pata merger in KP was made to identify and remove impediments in the way of fast merger of the former Tribal Areas in the province, so that the people of these areas could avail the facilities and benefits prevalent in rest of the country.

The task force on Fata and Pata merger in KP comprises Adviser to the PM on Establishment (convener), Governor, CM and Chief Secretary KP, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Senator Hidayatullah Khan, Federal Secretary SAFRON (Secretary), Additional Chief Secretary Fata, representative of MO Directorate, GHQ, representative of 11 Corps, Peshawar and Habibullah Khan.

READ MORE: Six-member JIT constituted to probe Zardari’s ‘money laundering’

Reformation of civil services of the country was one of the key issues on agenda list of PTI, and Imran Khan himself was keen to see structural changes in the civil services of Pakistan.

The task force on civil services reforms comprises Dr Ishrat Hussain, Adviser to Prime Minister on institutional reforms and austerity, Shahid Kardar, VC Beacon House, National University, Dr Sania Nishtar, Suleiman Ghani, former Federal Secretary, Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq, former Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Salman Raja, lawyer, Ali Cheema and Umair Javed from LUMS, Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi, former Federal Secretary, Naheed Durrani, MD Sindh Education Foundation, Secretary Cabinet, Planning, Finance and Establishment or their nominees, Chief Secretary or Additional Chief Secretary of each province, and Secretary of the task force to be appointed by the Secretary Establishment.

The task force on austerity and restructuring of government consist of Dr Ishrat Hussain, Salman Siddiq, former Finance Secretary, Wajid Rana, former Finance Secretary, Ijaz Nabi, Country Director IGC, Roshaneh Zafar, MD Kashf Foundation, Tariq Khosa, former Federal Secretary, Burhan Rasool, GM Punjab IT Board, Abdullah Yousaf, former Chairman FBR, Rana Ahmad, member FBR, Asad Ali Shah, former Managing Partner Ernst & Young, Taslim Aslam, former Foreign Secretary, Secretary Finance and Establishment or their nominees, as well as Chief Secretary or Additional Chief Secretary of each province, and Secretary of the task force to be appointed by the secretary Establishment.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan also chaired a briefing on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at Prime Minister’s Office.

READ MORE: PAF celebrates Defence Day with traditional fervour

Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar, Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, Secretary Power Irfan Ali, Chairman NHA Jawwad Rafique Malik and other senior officers were present during the meeting.

Imran Khan was briefed in detail about various projects under the umbrella of CPEC in various sectors including energy, infrastructure development, road and rail network, establishment of special economic zones and development of Gwadar.



https://nation.com.pk/07-Sep-2018/economic-policies-must-focus-lower-classes-pm-tells-advisers

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed.
Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area”
For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number”
Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell you …

The Rise of China-Europe Railways

https://www.csis.org/analysis/rise-china-europe-railways

The Rise of China-Europe RailwaysMarch 6, 2018The Dawn of a New Commercial Era?For over two millennia, technology and politics have shaped trade across the Eurasian supercontinent. The compass and domesticated camels helped the “silk routes” emerge between 200 and 400 CE, and peaceful interactions between the Han and Hellenic empires allowed overland trade to flourish. A major shift occurred in the late fifteenth century, when the invention of large ocean-going vessels and new navigation methods made maritime trade more competitive. Mercantilism and competition among Europe’s colonial powers helped pull commerce to the coastlines. Since then, commerce between Asia and Europe has traveled primarily by sea.1Against this historical backdrop, new railway services between China and Europe have emerged rapidly. Just 10 years ago, regular direct freight services from China to Europe did not exist.2 Today, they connect roughly 35 Chinese…

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…