ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says government is committed to introduce reforms in various sectors for tackling longstanding structural issues with a special focus on sustainable and inclusive growth.
He was talking to Resident Representative UNDP Knut Ostby, who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.
The Finance Minister said the government is moving away from trickle-down approach and is focusing on bottom-up approach for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.
He said issues such as fragmented Industries, undue profits by middleman, direct access of producers to markets, and access to capital and financial intermediation are on priority for the government and any assistance of the UNDP in these areas will be welcomed.
Knut Ostby appreciated and supported the efforts taken by the present government for improvement in social and economic sectors.
Pakistan has been ranked least costly country among 139 countries of the world according to the latest Numbeo’s cost of living index.
Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin shared the screenshot of the latest Numbeo’s cost of living index said Pakistan was the cheapest country among the 139 countries of the world.