ISLAMABAD,Oct 16(APP):The Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms briefed about salient features of the draft 12th five years plan and suggested that the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform and Standing Committee on Finance & Revenue may examine and suggest valuable opinions on draft plan before finalizing.NA body on Planning Development and Reform Parliament House, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Junaid Akbar, MNA.
He further informed that Government is trying to achieve the target of sustainable GDP by controlling fiscal deficit, improving balance of payment, increasing exports through improving domestic production and decreasing imports. For improvement in domestic productivity the Government is planning to pay special attention towards agriculture sector, small medium enterprises (SME) and large scale manufacturing. He also invited the Committee to visit the Ministry for detailed briefing on the PSDP.
The Committee discussed the compliance report regarding the recommendations of the previous meeting; the committee was not satisfied with the reply of Ministry regarding Mansehra Air Port.
The Committee constituted a Sub-Committee to examine the Mansehra Airport Project, under the convener-ship of Mr. Saleh Muhammad alongwith two committee members. The Ministry submitted comprehensive analysis on last three 5 years Plans. The representatives from the Government of Sindh and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa placed issues relating to devolved matters before the Committee.
The Committee recommended that the pending issues relating to devolved ministries may be resolved at the earliest by the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination with consultation of Cabinet Division. The Director General (Works) CDA briefed the Committee about construction of additional family suits for the members of Parliament.
The Committee appreciated the KPK Government for inclusion of Marble CityBunerProject in the Provincial Development Programme 2019-20 on the recommendation of National Assembly Standing Committee.
Honorable Members/MNAs Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, Mr. Saleh Muhammad, Mr. Shaukat Ali, Syed Faiz Ul Hassan, Mr. Nawab Sher, Dr. Seemi Bukhari, Mr. Muhammad Sajjad, Sardar Muhammad IrfanDogar, Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Mr. NaveedDero, Syed Agha Rafiullah, Mr. Abdul Shakoor, Minister, Secretary and senior officers from the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform, CDA, Civil Aviation and representative of Provincial Governments attended the meeting.
Source: VNS Islamabad