Public-private dialogue: Minister stresses consensus on economic roadmap

Afzal stresses the need for a 'charter of economy'

Our Correspondent February 20, 2018
Afzal stresses the need for a 'charter of economy' PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal stressed upon political parties to develop consensus on an economic roadmap to strengthen the country’s economy.

He was speaking as chief guest at a public-private dialogue on “Charter of Economy and Economic Agenda for Elections 2018” on Monday. The event was organised by the ICCI in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

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Afzal said that a ‘charter of economy’ was necessary for achieving better economic growth and all political parties should rise above their interests for the purpose. He said that the current government not only performed outstandingly, but also saved the economy from bankruptcy and brought improvement in many areas.

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He said that Pakistan needed to promote economies of scale and ensure continuity of systems and policies for better economic growth. The minister added that the private sector should channelise foreign remittances into productive sectors.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2018.

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