Govt pursuing people-centric approach: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said his government was pursuing a people-centric approach for development in the country and has increased three times provincial share in Public Sector Development Programme 2017-18 as compared to FY 2012-13.

The Prime Minister made these assertions while chairing a meeting of the  National Economic Council, attended by Prime Minister of AJ&K, Governor KPK, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Sind, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan besides the Chief Minister of Gilgit  Baltistan, Federal and Provincial Ministers, APP reported.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan’s economic indicators have significantly improved and were being acknowledged by international financial rating institutions. He said the growth rate of 5.28% was commendable and Pakistan has now emerged as among the fastest growing economies.

He said federal and provincial governments were working in harmony for the development of the country and the projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were also working on the fast track.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was of the view that world witnessed positively our participation in the “Belt and Road Forum” in China and  our unanimity on the development projects across the county was projected, he saik.

“We are focusing on a balanced mix sources for energy including LNG, Coal, Hydel, solar and wind,” he added. Prime Minister Sharif said infrastructure was the key to development and the government was focusing on roads and communication network, adding that   development should not be politicized.

The Prime Minister said FATA, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan were as important for the federal government as other provinces and special attention were being given to rural development projects in health, education and other social sectors.

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