PM tasks economic team to focus uplifting construction, SME sectors.


ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday tasked his economic team to focus the uplifting of the construction and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sectors as the country's economic indicators had started improving.

Chairing a meeting of his economic team, the Prime Minister felicitated the relevant departments and officials over the elevation of Pakistan's ranking in ease of doing business by the World Bank terming it a great achievement of the country, a PM Office statement said.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers Khusro Bakhtiar, Ali Zaidi, Omar Ayub and Hammad Azhar, Advisors Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Abdul Razak Dawood and Dr Ishrat Hussain, Special Assistants Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Yousuf Baig Mirza, Shaukat Tareen, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Shabbar Zaidi, Governor State Bank Baqir Raza, Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gilani and senior officers.

The objective of frequent interaction by the Prime Minister with his economic team was to help accelerate the economic activity in the country.

Briefing the prime minister, Governor State Bank Baqir Raza said that around 46,940 had been pending with the banking courts and their early disposal required legal...

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