Strong economy top priority of govt: PM Imran


Staff Reporter


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the top priority of his government is to run the economy on strong foundations to create opportunities for livelihood, increase trust among foreign investors and enable local industries to flourish. The prime minister was chairing a special meeting of his economic team at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad to discuss economic reforms and strategies to revive the industrial sector.
Federal ministers Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtar, Omar Ayub, Hammad Azhar and Mohammad Mian Soomro; advisers Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Abdul Razzak Dawood, Dr Ishrat Hussain; special assistants Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Yousaf Baig Mirza; Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi, former finance minister Shaukat Tareen; and other officials attended the meeting.
The participants of the meeting discussed various recommendations about development of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector, rehabilitation of sick industrial units and provision of subsidies to the construction sector.
During the meeting, the premier was apprised that measures could be taken on an immediate basis to restore 687 sick units.