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NDC meeting: PM Imran Khan approves Gwadar master plan


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Aug, 2019. 12:31 am
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PM chairs NDC meeting on Thursday

Prime Minister Imran Khan convened maiden meeting of National Development Council (NDC) on Thursday.

He wanted to get a detailed briefing on two-point agenda.

Which includes Gwadar Master Plan and development plan for Baluchistan.

The NDC under chairmanship of Imran Khan met at PM Secretariat in which Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and other members of this high-powered Council were present.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar will grant extensive briefing on proposed Gwadar Master Plan for development of this port city during this upcoming meeting of NDC.

The Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa will present plan for development of Baluchistan.

The official sources said that the long awaited Gwadar Master Plan would be laid down before the high-powered council with the proposal to declare whole Gwadar district as special economic zone.

So far the Planning Commission remained unable to finalize Gwadar Master Plan but things were moving towards advanced stage and chances were bright that the plan would be approved within next a couple of months.

The Ministry of Information Technology has not yet been able to finalize special economic zone for IT Park at the federal capital.

There has been difference between National Economic Council (NEC) and National Development Council (NDC) because the NEC is supposed to meet twice in a year to approve and review the annual development outlay and macroeconomic framework.

The meeting was briefed on measures adopted to revive country’s economy.

The National Development Council will hold discussion on various development projects in the country.

The meeting also reviewed progress on investment in the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had established the National Development Council on June 13.

Former finance minister Asad Umar was also named as a member.