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Khan wants team to come up with “out-of-box solutions” for economic uplift

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the progress of targets set for the economic team on Saturday. PM Khan has directed his team to provide a timeline in achieving the economic targets for the current fiscal year.

The economic team had presented a report to the Prime Minister pertaining to their progress. The report stated a reduction of 38 percent in the trade deficit within two months of the existing financial year.

A senior official, who was part of the meeting, told the media channel that the Prime Minister had directed the participants to asses the economic activities and analyse the progress on extending the outreach of social safety nets to real beneficiaries.

The premier has also instructed the relevant departments to draft a clear time-based road map to evaluate the economic achievements of the assigned targets.

The premier was informed that the first quarterly IMF review will be successful. “We have almost achieved our quarterly targets,” an official in the Ministry of Finance told Dawn. IMF Team will reach Pakistan in the next few days to hold discussion with the representatives in regards to the monetary matters. 

Premier has asked his economic team to come up with “some unconventional and out-of-box solutions for economic uplift and hold consultation with all stakeholders to ensure timely implementation of the proposals”.


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