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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s economy has revived and showing positive growth over the past four years.

23 May 2017

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s economy has revived and showing positive growth over the past four years. The economy was struggling with stagnant growth, unsustainable fiscal and external deficits, flagging investment and crippling energy constraints when our government assumed charge in 2013. These issues were acknowledged and addressed by the government. Eventually, Government’s commitment towards creating c... Read More



Gwadar would become an international smart port city soon: Ahsan Iqbal

23 May 2017

BEIJING, May 15, 2017: Pakistan and China signed various agreements and memorandum of understandings on making Gwadar a world class modern port city and on leveraging special economic zones to capture the window of opportunity for structural transformation in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was held in Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China and was witnessed by the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan ... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal has refuted news story titled “CPEC Master Plan Revealed”

23 May 2017

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal has refuted news story titled “CPEC Master Plan Revealed” dated May 15, 2017 published in Dawn news, saying that the article is one sided and factually incorrect, based on strong angling to malign CPEC by promoting fears. “Dawn should have taken Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform version as a standard journalistic practice to check for facts in order to not... Read More



Huawei should open research and development centre in Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

23 May 2017

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal urged Chinese leading IT manufacturer Huawei to open research and development center to support Pakistan information and knowledge revolution. He expressed these views while Inaugurating Huawei Technologies Pakistan 3rd Seeds for the future program in Beijing on Sunday. Students from all parts of Pakistan are participating in the program aimed at enhancing IT education... Read More



Nine industrial zones to be set up under CPEC in 3 years: Ahsan Iqbal

20 April 2017

Islamabad, April 13, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, and Ahsan Iqbal has said with ownership of provincial governments, all proposed nine industrial zones under China Pakistan Economic Corridor would be completed in a period of two to three years. He expressed these views while answering in Senate’s questions hour. He informed that provincial governments have speeded up homework on implementation of these zo... Read More



Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressed at Annual Sports Gala of Imperial International School and College.

20 April 2017

Federal Minister said that Vision 2025 aims to put Pakistan in top 25 economies by 2025. According to recent study published by PWC, Pakistan will be amongst top 20 economies by 2030 and top 10 economies by 2050. He said that with time all the critics are praising our achievements. Ahsan Iqbal said that by working Better and Smarter, Pakistan can become next Asian tiger. He said that 2 things can change our fate 'Material Resources and ... Read More



Central Development Working Party (CDWP), approved development projects of worth RS.74.48 billion

20 April 2017

ISLAMABAD: While approving several development projects costing 74.48 billion Rupees, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), chaired by Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Ahsan Iqbal, on Tuesday recommended Ecnec to consider approval of 6 mega projects in Energy, Transport Communication and health Sectors. The CDWP also accorded concept clearance to two foreign funded projects of... Read More



Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal speaking to party workers and youth delegations from Balochistan

20 April 2017

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has stated that world narrative about Pakistan has completely changed with converting CPEC dream into a reality and transformation of Gwadar as a new center of development in the region. “Opponent were terming Pakistan as the most dangerous country in 2013. Now they are hatching conspiracies to create suspicions and halt CPEC’s success but they will have to see a failu... Read More



CPEC offers unprecedented opportunities for Pakistani Business

20 April 2017

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressed at the 1st All Pakistan Chambers and Associations Seminar on CPEC held at Gawadar, Balochistan on 7th April, 2017. Seminar was attended by all the Business & Commerce Chambers of Pakistan, Government Officials, Local Community and Other Major Stakeholders. Minister Iqbal noted that CPEC is a fusion of China's vision of "One Belt and One Road" & Pakistan's Vision 2025. Minister Iqbal stated that C... Read More



CPEC Summit

7 September 2016

As projects under the CPEC gather pace, a broader synopsis of the long-term plan for the Corridor was unveiled at a summit held on August 29. This was coupled with caution from the Chinese who highlighted the risks to smooth implementation of the partnership framework. Much of the talk about CPEC projects has focused on the general lack of know-how on finances, public-private partnerships and the extent of the benefit to both China and ... Read More



CPEC not just game but fate changer: PM

7 September 2016

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a ‘fate changer’ for the region as Chinese experts said the multibillion-dollar project was an ‘irreplaceable’ part of the multination One-Belt, One-Road strategic initiative. “CPEC is not only a game changer, but a fate changer as well,” the premier said at the inaugural session of a two-day CPEC Summit and Expo in Islamabad on Mo... Read More



Debate on Vision 2025 starts today

7 September 2016

Islamabad - The ministry of planning, development & reforms with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organising a four-day debate contest, starting from today (Friday), among youth of the country on Pakistan Vision 2025. The event is scheduled from 2-5 September 2016 in Islamabad and the purpose behind the contestant is to initiate a debate among youth of the country on Pakistan Vision 2025 to evolve the socio-e... Read More



Federal Government is committed to socio-economic uplift of Balochistan: Ahsan Iqbal

27 May 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said federal government is committed to socio-economic development of Balochistan and launched several development projects in the last three years. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is personally monitoring the implementation of development projects in Balochistan for well-being of people of the province. Ahsan Iqbal stated in a meeting with Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Ac... Read More



CPEC to integrate China & Pakistan economies for industrial development of Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

24 May 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said goal of Chian-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is integration of both countries’ economies for industrialization of Pakistan. China jumped to top foreign investor position in Pakistan after CPEC, whose first phase would be completed in 2018. The next phases of CPEC would run into hundreds of billions of dollars portfolio investment through private sector collaborati... Read More



CDWP approves Rs.47 billion worth of development projects

24 May 2016

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) today approved Rs 47.882 billion worth of development projects including Rs. 37 billion worth of two projects , which were referred to ECNEC. The higher number of projects were approved in higher education sector. CDWP meeting chaired by Federal Minister Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal was attended by senior federal and provincial officials concerned .The projects approved and re... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal desires to make Olive Plantation Project flagship project of Italy-Pak relations

24 May 2016

Government of Italy will provide 20 million Euro technical assistance for Olive Plantation Project in Pakistan, government launched last year to make olive part of agriculture base of country. The project worth Rs2 billion targets to cultivate olive plants on more than 50,000 acres under the Vision 2025. The Italian Ambassador Mr. Stefano Pontecrvo leading a delegation of Italian Olive sector experts informed Federal Minister Planning, ... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal calls for political stability for growth and development

18 May 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today said that political instability and inconsistency in policies, poor investment in infrastructure, wrong economic policies and disjointed governance cost dearly in the past. We will not let mistakes of the past to be repeated. Pakistan’s Vision-2025 has put country on path of transformation and building a modern economy. Ahsan Iqbal stated at “Building for Tomorrow” ... Read More



Hurdles in Gwadar Port development removed: minister

18 May 2016

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that all hurdles in way of development of Gwadar Port had been removed with the cooperation of the Chinese government. Briefing a parliamentary committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the minister said all pending issues pertaining to the Gwadar Port had been resolved during his visit to Beijing last month. These include construction of ... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal calls upon WTO to support Pakistan in SME development & trade facilitation for CPEC

9 May 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal urged World Trade Organization (WTO) to support Pakistan in capacity building in SME sector and trade facilitation for CPEC. Pakistan eyes $150 billion exports by 2025 under Vision-2025, which requires a paradigm shift in nature and composition of exports by adding value and introducing innovation in existing export regime. Ahsan Iqbal stated in a meeting with Director Gene... Read More



CPEC’s momentum setting industrial cooperation fundamentals in place: Ahsan Iqbal

9 May 2016

The Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has said that with the momentum of China Pakistan Economic Corridor a world of opportunities have opened up setting fundamentals of industrial cooperation between Pakistan and China, fast in place. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal was addressing a seminar on ‘Industrial Parks in Pakistan, attended by Chinese enterprises and government functionaries from both sides in Beiji... Read More



Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Ahsan Iqbal Announced the Poverty Line

9 May 2016

On April 7, 2016 the Government of Pakistan set a new national poverty line for the country. The announcement was made jointly by the Minister of Planning, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and the Minister for Finance, Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar in the presence of media and key development partners. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal noted that it was time to set a new and higher threshold for measuring poverty because the country has changed in many important ways over th... Read More



Panama leaks issue is aimed at disturbing the economic agenda: Ahsan Iqbal

26 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today stated, “Panama leaks issue is aimed at disturbing the economic agenda of the country after present government steered the country out of economic crisis to move towards economic stability during last two and half years. In a statement, Ahsan Iqbal said PTI Chief Imran Khan is creating hurdles in the way of this economic agenda without realizing the heavy price country... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal meets Saudi Minister for Economic Planning

26 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal met Engr Adil Al Faqih, Saudi Minister for Economic Planning. They discussed economic cooperation between the two countries. Saudi Minister expressed interest in CPEC and desired to work with Pakistan and China to extend corridor to Red Sea and Africa. Ahsan Iqbal apprised Saudi Minister about Pakistan’s recent economic progress on CPEC and shared Vision 2025 experience. Sa... Read More



Prince Saud Al Faisal was “Great Friend of Pakistan”, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal meets Saudi high-level delegation

26 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has said that the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are time- tested and eternal, adding that whole Pakistani nation feels honor to consider Saudi Arabia as Pakistan’s “most strategic friendliest country”. He made these remarks while exchanging his views in a meeting with the Saudi high-level delegation, led by Prince Turki Al Faisal, duri... Read More



HEC should formulate Strategic Framework-2025 for transforming higher education: Ahsan Iqbal

23 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal today asked Higher Education Commission (HEC) to devise a Strategic Framework-2025 for higher education to make it compatible with the worldwide evolving trends. The fast changing developments and technology are re-defining the paradigm in higher education and Pakistan needs to catch up with the changing paradigm through a new vision for higher education like the one pres... Read More



Pakistan and China sign historic PRSS-1 agreement, takes Sino-Pak friendship higher than stars, says Ahsan Iqbal

21 April 2016

Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed a contract for the development and launch of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) System. Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal and Mr. Yin Limping, President of CGWIC signed the historic agreement. Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal ... Read More



Planning Minister says government is committed to introduce reforms in the education sector as per international standards.

21 April 2016

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says political stability is essential for creating business friendly environment in the country. He was speaking at the launching ceremony of Rozgar.Work, a website jointly launched by Miscrosoft and its implementing partner "world vision Pakistan" in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Minister said that international media is acknowledging efforts of the incumbent government to bring pea... Read More



Addressing conference on Oil and Gas, Minister for Planning says power plants being installed to overcome power crisis.

21 April 2016

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan can become the next energy corridor for the region as a result of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and other inter regional projects like TAPI and CASA 1000. He was addressing a conference on Oil and Gas in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Minister said the government has introduced a proper mix of clean and affordable energy to meet future energy requirements.... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal directs to formulate integrated plan for fast track basis on hydro power projects

21 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal today directed to formulate an integrated plan on hydro power projects to take up their construction work on fast track basis. This integrated plan should consider financial implications as well as demand and supply of power to be produced from these power plants. A working group must be immediately constituted to work out this integrated plan in shortest possible time. He is... Read More



First phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be completed by 2018: Ahsan Iqbal

18 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today stated, “First phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be completed by 2018 The production of 10,000 MGW of energy under CPEC would help to overcome the energy crisis by 2018 as well as upgrade the existing road network of the country especially western route through construction of missing links on it will provide a safest and shortest passage of cargo f... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal proposes China-Pakistan business platform for joint production in economic zones

18 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal today proposed China-Pakistan business platform for joint production in economic zones under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and working out a mechanism for training of Pakistani human resource in Shandong province to learn about setting up and management of economic zones in Pakistan. Minister Planning & Development also proposed to establish linkages betwee... Read More



Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Ahsan Iqbal Announced the Poverty Line

18 April 2016

On April 7, 2016 Government of Pakistan announced resetting of poverty line thus settling the debate which was going on since 2008. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Professor Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Finance, Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar made the announcement. While explaining the need for resetting poverty line, Professor Ahsan Iqbal said that last time poverty line was set in 2001 according to which current headcount of poverty i... Read More



US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor is high priority agenda in bilateral ties, says Ahsan Iqbal

15 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today stated,” US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor is high on the radar of bilateral relations between Pakistan and USA and is the most important initiative taken in decades-long strategic relations between the two countries. During a meeting with USAID Mission Director John Groarke, who called on him at Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform. Ahsan Iqbal highlighted the i... Read More



YDC is biggest forum of youth mobilization in Pakistan under Vision-2025, says Ahsan Iqbal

15 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today stated, “Young Development Corps (YDC) has become the biggest forum of youth mobilization in Pakistan under Vision-2025. Youth has immense potential to become brand ambassadors of Pakistan and show its positive attributes to the world. Ahsan Iqbal made these remarks at formal inauguration of Young Development Corps (YDC) chapter and inauguration of Library Centre at Oka... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal calls upon USA to help Pakistan in training of human resource for future

15 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal urged that USA should support Pakistan in training of human resource to implement Vision 2025. The government is keen to benefit from the strength of top US universities to train its strategic human resource for transforming Pakistan into a Knowledge Economy. “Pakistan-USA Knowledge Corridor” can become a strong bridge between the two countries. Ahsan Iqbal stated this ... Read More



Pakistan and China reaffirms their commitment to CPEC in a meeting between Minister Planning & Development and Mr. Zhang Chuxian, member of CPEC

8 April 2016

Pakistan and China today reaffirmed their commitment speedily implementing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which will realize the visions of leadership of both China and Pakistan to take the decades-old geo political relations to geo economic orbit. Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal and Mr. Zhang Chuxian, Secretary of Communist Party of Xinjiang province and member of Politburo of Communist Par... Read More



CAREC University will be “university of future”: Ahsan Iqbal

8 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today state, “Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) University will be “university of the future” by incorporating world’s best academic models with top faculty recruited through international selection. Work is underway to operationalize it by September 2017 for which Rs.500 million seed money has been set aside in PSDP. Ahsan Iqbal stated this while ... Read More



Pakistan proposes deal with Xinjiang to extend scope of CPEC

8 April 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has proposed to sign a five-year cooperation agreement with China’s western Xinjiang province to extend the scope of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) beyond infrastructure and energy projects to commerce and trade. The CPEC, announced in April last year, is a more than 2,400km long network of roads and rail links that will connect landlocked Xinjiang region with Arabian Sea through Pakistan’s de... Read More



Ahsan declared ‘star minister’ of CPEC

25 March 2016

ISLAMABAD - Vice Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) of China has bestowed upon Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal the title of ‘Star Minister’ of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A press statement issued here yesterday stated that the Vice Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) of China bestowed upon federal planning minister the title of ‘Star ... Read More



Sub-forum: The Rise of Crowdfunding held during 2016 Boao Forum (6)

25 March 2016

BOAO, March 22, 2016 -- Ahsan IQBAL, Planning, Reforms, and Development Minister of Pakistanspeaks at a sub-forum with the theme of "The Rise of Crowdfunding" during the 2016 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, March 22, 2016. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)... Read More



Thar to emerge as energy capital of country: Ahsan Iqbal

18 March 2016

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that Thar would emerge as the ‘energy capital’ of the country and would provide opportunities for employment and growth in the backward areas of Sindh. He directed that investors in Thar should demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to uplift lives in Thar. “The economic activity in Thar should not mean to earn the profits only but shoul... Read More



Universities on western route of CPEC to start this year

18 March 2016

ISLAMABAD: Planning, Development and Reform Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that universities in Fata, Zhob, Gwadar and those located on western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will start functioning this year and produce quality human resource for the CPEC. These institutes are part of the government’s efforts along with the focus on infrastructure development and energy production through the mega development... Read More



Orange line train project not part of CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

18 March 2016

ISLAMABAD - Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that Orange Line Train Project Lahore was not part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. The Punjab government was working on this project for the last four years in an effort to provide a robust transport facility to people; he made these remarks while briefing Senate Standing Committee on Planning Development and Reforms held i... Read More



Ahsan Ahsan directs for timely completion of CPEC projects

18 March 2016

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has given directions for timely completion of all projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. He was chairing a review meeting of CPEC in Islamabad on Tuesday. Senior officials of relevant ministries gave detailed briefing to the Minister about progress on different projects under the Corridor.... Read More



Pakistan’s economy emerging rapidly: Ahsan Iqbal

14 March 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal Friday said Pakistan's economy was emerging rapidly and now foreign investors were ready to invest in the country. "China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring huge foreign investment to play huge role in country's economy and industrial growth", he said while addressing the Bahria university Youth Technothone here. He said the government gave new hope to ... Read More



Govt taking all possible steps to eliminate polio: Ahsan Iqbal

14 March 2016

Minister for Planning urges social and religious organizations to play their role to make the campaign a success. Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal says the government is taking all possible measures to eliminate crippling disease of polio from country. Inaugurating the three-day anti-polio campaign in Narowal, he urged the government departments, social and religious circles to play their due role for the success of this important... Read More



Planning Ministry to be made ideal work-place for women: Ahsan Iqbal

9 March 2016

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform would be made an ideal work-place for women so that they could contribute effectively in national development. The minister was speaking at a cake cutting ceremony in the ministry to mark International Women Day. The minister directed the authorities concerned to set up a day care centr... Read More



10000 MGW will be added in system by 2018”, says Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal

8 March 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that power projects launched by the present government would add 10,000 MGW of electricity in the system by 2018. In a statement Ahsan Iqbal said that completion of power projects needs three to four years and hoped that the projects initiated by the present government in power sector would add 10,0000 when these projects would be completed by 2018. Fed... Read More



Federal Minister Ahan Iqbal calls for turning “Seerat Chairs” into centers of excellence for modern challenges

8 March 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday emphasized upon the need to convert Seerat Chairs in public sector universities into centers of excellence for producing body of knowledge to meet challenges of modern life in light of Seerat of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He stated this while chairing the meeting of steering committee for establishment of Seerat Chairs in public sector universities. Renowned sc... Read More



CPEC has opportunities for every sector & Region of economy: Ahsan Iqbal

8 March 2016

LAHORE: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the gift of nature that offered great opportunities for every sector & Region of economy. The Minister was of the view that CPEC would make Pakistan the centre of trade and commerce in the region of three billion people. “South Asia, China and Central Asia are three engines of growth and Pakistan lies rig... Read More



100pc primary enrolment campaign to begin on April 1: minister AhsanIqbal

8 March 2016

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that a month-long enrolment campaign would be launched on April 1 this year to ensure 100 percent enrolment of children in schools in the next three years and meet the universal primary enrolment targets. Addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting on the national enrolment campaign here at the Ministry of Planning, Development and Re... Read More



Govt. working pro actively on SDGs: Ahsan Iqbal

4 January 2016

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations Dr. Maleeha Lodhi called on Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal here today. They discussed host of issues. Ahsan Iqbal particularly briefed about the various measures taken in the education sector and the progress made on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. He stated, “We are working pro-actively on SDGs. Pakistan is the first country to ... Read More



Ahsan Iqbal contacts KPK CM

4 January 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today made a telephone call to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on his reservations regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. During the conversation, Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC is a national project and all the provinces would reap its benefits. Federal Government can’t think of discriminating with KPK on CPK. He assured that federal government would fulfil... Read More



Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal announced first generation reforms package has been finalized

1 January 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today announced that the first generation reforms package has been finalized and would be presented to Prime Minister in January, 2016 for his approval. Implementation of reforms would start soon after approval of the prime minister. he maintained, ”Reforms is ongoing process and would continue. These reforms are being done in consultation with the all stakeholders for creat... Read More



Second Governance Forum on Thursday December, 31, 2015

30 December 2015

The Second Governance Forum 2015 will be held on Thursday December 31, 2015, which is being considered as a step forward to create high performance and citizen focused governance, since the forum will review state of reforms, develop innovative solutions and recommend plans for accelerated implementation of reforms in various areas of the federal and provincial governments. The event, being organised in collaboration with the UNDP, w... Read More



CDWP has approved 17 projects costing Rs20.32 billion, referred six projects worth Rs71.35billion and two position papers valuing at Rs178 billion to the ECNEC

30 December 2015

The Central Development Working Party has approved 17 projects costing Rs20.32 billion, referred six projects worth Rs71.35billion and two position papers valuing at Rs178 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council and gave concept clearance of three projects worth Rs60.38 billion. The meeting, chaired by Minister Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, was attended by senior officials of the provi... Read More



Pakistan can move to top twenty five econnomies of the world by 2025

30 December 2015

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal today said that Pakistan can move to top twenty five econnomies of the world by 2025 with the passion of people of Pakistan and the talent of our youth, which can even take the country in top ten econnomies of the world by 2047. Pakistan is successful emerging state, which can be developed economically through self-belief and postivity by defeating the negativity. He was spe... Read More