Government prioritizes sectors promising jobs to youth: Prime Minister

Islamabad, June 11, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan says government is prioritizing sectors which promise job opportunities to the youth, agriculture sector and upgradation of public health system in the country. Chairing meeting of the National Economic Council in Islamabad, he emphasized upon the need for ensuring close and seamless coordination between federal and provincial governments during finalization and implementation of the development projects.

The Prime Minister also underscored the need for employing technology to monitor progress of ongoing projects. He stressed upon the need for ensuring public participation in the development process through provision of real-time information and getting their feedback on implementation status of the projects. The Prime Minister directed that biannual meeting of the National Economic Council be ensured to review progress of Public Sector Development Programme projects.

The meeting reviewed the state of economy during current fiscal year and the outlook for upcoming one. The meeting approved GDP growth target along with sectoral growth projections of agriculture, industry and services for fiscal year 2020-21. Macroeconomic Framework for proposed Annual Plan 2020-21 was also approved.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
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