Provinces to create job opportunities in urban areas hit hard by corona, Says Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, Jun9:Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed that like federal governmant the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa must to cut their non-development expenditures. He directed the provincials heads to create job opportunities in those urban areas hit hard by the corona virus pandemic.
Chairing a high level meeting over the upcoming proposed fiscal budgets of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for upcoming financial year 2020-2021, the prime minister said that the upcoming fiscal budget was being presented in this extraordinary situation which required that non-development expenditures should be curtailed whereas development expenditures be enhanced.

During the meeting, the economic teams of chief ministers of Punjab and KPK presented detailed briefings on the revenue, expenditures and priorities contained in their respective proposed fiscal budgets for the year 2020-21and based upon ground realities.
Addressing the meeting, the prime minister underlined the need for specially prioritizing those projects and their implementation which would create employment opportunities and move the wheels of economy rapidly.
For ensuring private sectors’ participation to meet the national and provincial development requirements, he also emphasized upon the need for facilitation of private sector to accomplish projects under the public private partnership.
The prime minister also directed the provincial governments to specially focus on the development of industrial and agricultural sectors.
The prime minister was briefed on the priorities being given in the proposed budgets regarding the special economic zones and promotion of agricultural sector.

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