Punjab Finance Minister discusses financial matters with Dr. Miftah Ismail

By, Asghar Ali Mubarak

Islamabad: 7th February 2018

Punjab Finance Minister, Ayesha Ghaus Pasha had a meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance,  Dr. Miftah Ismail here on Wednesday.

The two discussed financial matters pertaining to Punjab province and requirement of finances for various development projects in the province.

Ms Ayesha Ghaus Pasha gave the Adviser an update on the steps being taken by the provincial government for improvement of public financial management and local resource mobilization. She said the provincial government was fully focused on taking measures in terms of public service delivery. Shend also shared with the Adviser the important spheres of  focus of the Punjab government.

Miftah Ismail appreciated the development progrmames and projects that the provincial government had undertaken under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Shairf and said these had a noteworthy impact on the overall economic conditions in the province. In fact it was an example for others to follow, he said.

Dr. Miftah added the Government was now concentrating on efforts for achieving growth target for the current fiscal year and had strong resolve to continue the process of reforms it had undertaken immediately after assuming responsibilities.  He said the Government would extend full support to the provinces in their efforts for economic well being of the masses and welcome their contribution for strengthening of the national economy. .

Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Finance Deptt, Punjab attended the meeting.


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