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Ahsan Iqbal gives presentation about ministry’s performance

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has delivered a presentation to the federal cabinet pertaining to the ministry’s performance during the last 17 months and its future agenda. The minister highlighted that when the present government assumed the office, Planning and Development Division lacked autonomy and independent role and was a part of the Ministry of ... Read More »

6pc growth by 2018 under Vision 2025: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said that the government was striving hard to materialise the dream of Pakistan-China trade corridor. While briefing members of Federal Cabinet about the performance of his ministry here, the minister said that the Planning and Development Ministry had focused the preparation of Vision 2025 since inception of the government. He declared ... Read More »

Rs 5.7b uplift okayed: Karachi Port, Port Qasim to get scanners

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved three development projects worth Rs 5,779.25 million while four projects worth Rs 3,3027.298 million were referred to executive committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval. An official statement issued here said that seven projects worth Rs38,806.548 million were discussed in detail at the CDWP meeting which was chaired by Federal Minister ... Read More »

Pak-China Economic Corridor to attract investment in Railways, Highways: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Senator Ishaq Dar Pakistan will welcome Chinese investors for projects in the proposed Pak-China Economic Corridor such as Railways and Highways. Chairing a meeting of the committee associated with Pak-China Economic Corridor power projects, the finance minister said that the energy requirements of Pakistan were one of the top priorities of the Pakistan ... Read More »

Govt to attain 6pc growth by 2017-18: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has met a three-member delegation, headed by European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Wigemark, and told them that the government would achieve over six per cent growth by 2017-18. The federal minister said that Pakistan’s economy had taken positive turnaround since last one year as the government had taken a number of ... Read More »

Chinese assistance for economic corridor not loans: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said that the Chinese assistance to Pakistan under ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’ was not loans but foreign direct investment (FDI). “Today there is a mad race among all countries to attract maximum FDI for higher growth rates. Energy projects with Chinese assistance were a source of oxygen for our ... Read More »

Pak-China Corridor a game changer for whole region: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for Pakistan. It will usher a new era of progress and prosperity in the country. He was chairing introductory meeting of the Transport Group of CPEC in Planning Commission. The meeting was attended by officials from Ministry of ... Read More »

Economic Corridor: Pak, China to build int’l airport at Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: All-weather allies Pakistan and China on Wednesday signed agreements for realising the dream of economic corridor. An agreement for building an international airport at the strategic Gwadar port and extending Karakoram Highway up to Islamabad as part of efforts to realize the economic corridor project was also signed. The agreements were signed after talks between Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain ... Read More »