Dar reconstitutes economic advisory council

Published: December 24, 2013
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The finance minister would chair the economic advisory council. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/EXPRESS

The finance minister would chair the economic advisory council. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday approved the reconstitution of the economic advisory council.

The advisory body will consist of 19 members from different walk of life, while the finance minister would chair the council.

The members of the council include former State Bank Governor Dr Ishrat Hussain, Dean School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at LUMS Dr Ijaz Nabi, Abid Hasan, Farooq Rahmatullah (Energy), banking Zubair Soomro, agriculturist-businessman Shafqat Ali Jamoot, Business Recorder Arshad Zubairi, Farrakh Qayyum, CEO, Heart File Dr Sania Nishtar, Dean & Professor (Economics) Nust Dr Ashfaq Hassan Khan, Akbar Zaidi, PIDE Muslahuddin, Furrukh Saleem, SDPI Dr Abid Qayyum Suleri, Saqib Sherani, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund CEO Qazi Azmat Essa, along with the Chairman Board of Investment, Governor SBP and the Chairman FBR.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Dec 24, 2013 - 8:33PM

    Finally, the first positive step…
    Bringing people with a proper economic and social background in public policy…

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  • Ahsan J.
    Dec 24, 2013 - 8:33PM

    well… at least they got the team right.Give them enough autonomy and lets see some action

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  • collective effort
    Dec 24, 2013 - 8:48PM

    This country is engulfed in flood of problems and requires collective efforts; Dar sahib give them due role for prosperity of this nation.

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  • Mian Shaukat Masud
    Dec 25, 2013 - 9:53AM

    Not a single businessman in the advisory council, and they believe that results will be positive??

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