Govt committed to economic development in the country: PM

Prime minister directs early completion of development projects

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Progress on PSDP reviewed
Sonoura Kentaro, PM Khan discuss Pakistan-Japan bilateral ties
ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed to ensure early completion of development projects across the country. Presiding over a high-level meeting in Islamabad to review progress on public sector development program (PSDP), PM Imran said, our vision is to put the country on sustainable economic development track and for this purpose long-term policies and planning is very critical.
He said that after achieving economic stability, the government is committed to bring economic development in the country. The prime minister said that PSDP implementation will help generate job opportunities and accelerate economic development process in the country.
He said the government encourages public-private partnership for development projects in the country and for this purpose we are committed to facilitate the private sector in every possible way. The meeting was apprised that in order to ensure the early completion of development projects, procedure of funds provision has been made smooth and easier.
Earlier on November 20, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to accelerate work on all the development projects across the country. Presiding over an important meeting of his economic team in Islamabad, PM Imran had said that completion of development projects within the stipulated time will not only help boost economic activities but also generate new jobs for youth in the country. He had directed the officials to keep the Prime Minister’ Office updated on the pace of work on the projects.
Shinzo Abe Sonoura Kentaro, Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs to the Japanese premier, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. PM Imran Khan and Kentaro discussed the matter of mutual interests and enhancement of Pakistan-Japan bilateral relations. The meeting was also attended by Japan Ambassador to Pakistan, Kuninori Matsuda, and Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Bukhari.
Both sides agreed for sending trained Pakistani manpower to Japan for employment. It is pertinent to mention here that Islamabad and Tokyo have signed an agreement earlier in the day for providing employment to trained Pakistani labourers in Japan. The newly-signed memorandum of cooperation will be beneficial for trained labour-power of Pakistan to get employment in Japan which is being said a major milestone for enhancing bilateral ties between both countries.

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