Gear pace of work for timely completion of NPHP: PM

PM Imran Khan reviews country’s economic, political situation

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OUR CORRESPONDENT

ISLAMABAD

The federal government has given approval to tax amnesty scheme during a cabinet session held under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The federal cabinet discussed country’s economic and political situation. The FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi briefed the cabinet about the scheme and now the scheme will be introduce through a Presidential Order.

Meanwhile, while chairing a high level meeting to assess and observe the work being done with regards to the Naya Pakistan housing project Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the team to increase the pace of the work and complete it sooner rather than later. He advised the members to take practical steps to ensure timely completion. The housing project is a very important project of the current government, said Imran Khan. He also asked the members to complete the project as soon as possible and get rid of any hindrances that may hamper progress.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari as Chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). The Federal Cabinet accorded approval for the appointment. According to the notification issued here, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has been appointed as PTDC chairman.

Transparency in PTDC, making Pakistan an International brand and strong coordination with provinces will be my top priority, Zulfikar Bukhari said in a statement issued by his ministry soon after the ratification of the appointment proposal. He said he was determined to bring positive changes in tourism industry through sustained reforms. The revamping of PTDC was in process to make it more effective and productive organization, he added.

Zulfikar Bukhari, who also holds the portfolio of National Tourism Coordination Board (NTCB) chairman, said the government had also appointed a professional managing director for the PTDC to make it corruption free institution. The government had already initiated the process of restructuring the corporation, he added. Outlining the government’s tourism policy, the chairman said the board had evolved a two-pronged strategy to bolster tourism industry in the five years tenure of the present government

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