PM Khan wants to bring economy on right track: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Monday the Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to bring the economy of Pakistan on the right track and it is his vision to go towards reforms.

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In a media briefing following a cabinet session, Awan said the adviser to Prime Minister on finance, revenue, and economic affairs Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and his team gave the cabinet detailed briefing about the current economic situation as they will try to brief the cabinet on the economic situation every 15 days.

Awan said whenever the economy stabilises, it has to go to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to abstinence, referring to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Awan said in the cabinet session, an 18-point agenda was discussed. She said the progress of measures taken for public motives was reviewed by the cabinet as the previous governments gave no consideration to the public’s motives.

Awan said the PM instructed to do homework before finalising agreements and to fix every key detail before making international agreements. Awan said the cabinet discussed the asset declaration scheme in detail which was approved by the cabinet.

Awan said the public’s billions of rupees were wasted on international trials as, in the last five years, $10 billion has been spent on lawyers in international trails. Awan said in 2016, international conflicts of Pakistan were around six which now have increased to 45, which includes cases such as Reko Diq, Kulbhushan, and Samjhota Express.

Awan said cabinet approved summary regarding law facilitations of Pakistanis imprisoned abroad while the summary of measures taken to bring Pakistanis imprisoned in Malaysia back was also approved.

Awan said the cabinet gave approval for national airline’s charter and aerial work license renewal while the formation of the board of directors for the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) was also approved. She said the cabinet also approved an agreement with Algeria.

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