PM, COAS reiterates commitment to ensure utmost national security, sovereignty

PM urges for revamped master plans of major cities


Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Thursday).Director General ISI Lt. General Faiz Hamid was also present on the occasion.Professional matters pertaining to Pakistan Army and external and internal security situation were discussed.Concern was expressed over continuous human rights violation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.Ceasefire violations and frequent provocative measures from Indian forces along Line of Control came under discussion.It was resolved that defence of the motherland will be ensured with the support of entire nation at all costs.Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need to revise the master plans of major cities to address the problems arising from the growing urban population.

He was chairing a weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad today (Thursday).

The Prime Minister directed to adopt modern and international standard methods for master plans.

He said the master plan will not only help in providing better facilities to the citizens but also prevent misuse of space allotted for civic amenities and other purposes.

The meeting was informed that mapping is underway in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta and data has been collected from other small towns and rural areas which is being digitized.

This process will eliminate problems in determining the actual ownership of the land and will help in better planning.The Prime Minister directed all the Provincial Chief Secretaries to provide the Provincial Land Records to the Surveyor General as soon as possible so that the mapping process could be completed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan says funds sent by overseas Pakistanis through Roshan Digital Accounts created by State Bank of Pakistan have crossed 200 million dollars yesterday.

In a tweet on Thursday, he said the pace is accelerating as first 100 million dollars came in 76 days and the next 100 million dollars came in only 28 days.The Prime Minister said that he wants to thank our great asset, Overseas Pakistanis. While, a meeting of the Monetary and Fiscal Policies Coordination Board was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair

The meeting was informed that the timely actions taken by the Government have mitigated the severe impact of pandemic on economy.Governor State Bank Reza Baqir briefed that Monetary Policy paved way for economic recovery during first quarter of current fiscal year.The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission said Large Scale Manufacturing and Housing Sectors have started showing signs of growth and improvement.


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