National economy is improving says Prime Minister
Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the economic situation of the country and said economic stability and providing facilitation to investors and business community is top priority of the government.
Prime Minister chaired the economic team meeting, senior officials including Advisor Finance, Federal Ministers Hamad Azhar, Khusro Bakhtiar, Chairman FBR, Advisor Finance and Trade and Firdous Ashiq Awan were present.
The Premier expressed satisfaction on the improvement in economic condition and restoration of confidence of the business community.
He said the government is focused on provision of all out relief to common man.
The Prime Minister said while talking on promotion of minerals and mining sectorsthe federal government will provide all out assistance to provinces in order to increase provincial capacity in oil, gas and mineral sector.
PM said a special cell is being set up at Ministry of Food Security for integrated planning to gauge demand and supply of essential items and future estimates.
PM was briefed on economic condition especially the promotion of foreign investment in the country, subsidies for large industrial units, implementation of government decision on duty free export of machinery for hospitals, increasing cooperation between federation and provinces in oil, gas and minerals sector and steps taken to rehabilitate Pakistan Steel Mills.
The progress on Tajikistan Afghanistan Pakistan Iran gas pipeline and establishment of PARCO Costal Refinery were also discussed and the participants expressed satisfaction on stocks and availability of sugar in the country.
Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Hafeez Shaikh informed the Prime Minister on overall situation of the economic and improvement in economic indicators.
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