Staff Reporter Islamabad
Minister for Economic Affairs Omer Ayub has pro-business policies of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has increased the confidence of the business community helping in creating new employment opportunities.
Talking to media persons on Friday, he said that development activities across the country are in full swing and pace of the development projects will be increased further in the days to come.
Omer Ayub said we negotiated portfolio of fourteen billion dollars with different financial institutions and now projects are being implemented with the cooperation of provinces in different sectors.
He said an Asian Development Bank’s project of seven to eight billion dollar is also in the implementation phase.
Dilating upon the performance of his ministry, Minister for National Food Security Fakhar Imam said the country recorded historic production of wheat, rice and maize this year.
Besides there has been increase in several other crops. He said efforts are afoot to enhance the production of cotton as well.
Fakhar Imam said the government is giving special emphasis to improve the living standard of the farmers. He said we want to establish a commission to improve the quality of agriculture education.
Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said we have purchased new tugs and ships. He said new berths are being established at the ports where the corruption has been brought to negligible level.
He said we celebrated 2020 as the year of blue economy.
Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said that under Kamyab Jawan Program, loans worth twenty five billion rupees have been disbursed amongst the youth to help them start their own businesses.
He said another seventy five billion rupees will be disbursed in the next two years. He said our skill development program has provided training to the youth in different fields.
About one hundred and seventy five thousand youth have benefited from this program. He said more youth related initiatives are also on the cards.