Minister of State for Finance and Revenue, Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha on Monday said that Pakistan’s economy needed continuity in policy, structural reforms to make the economy sustainable and inclusive.
Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha said this while addressing the launching ceremony of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad’s (ISSI) Special Report titled “Economic Security of Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward” held at the Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP). Other panelists included: Dr. Abid Q. Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI; Ambassador Seema Ilahi Baloch; Zafar ul Hasan, Joint Chief Economist, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms; and Amir Zafar Durrani, President, Reenergia. Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha said that the economy of Pakistan was now moving in the right direction but there was a need for sustainability.
She said that human security was the priority of the current government’s economic policies, without which economic sustainability could not be achieved.
She said that food, water and environmental protection were the guarantors of economic development.
our economic policies will be aimed at helping the weaker sections for which many programs have been launched in the social sector. She said that economic and social development and national security are an integral part of each other without which the concept of national security cannot be fulfilled. She said that Pakistan is facing many internal and external economic challenges, which the government has managed to tackle.—APP