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Rs. 250 billion to be raised in next PSDP through innovative financing. Previous Govt. mismanaged PSDP 2018-19 with a throw-forward of Rs. 2 trillion. Khusro Bakhtyar

23 May 2019

A meeting of the Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) was held today under the chairmanship of Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar in which provincial finance ministers, federal secretaries, high level officials from provincial and area governments partici...


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Yellow Line, Karachi Water Supply Project & East Bay Expressway of Gwadar Port recommended to ECNEC.

16 May 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday, held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission/Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar accorded approval to one project worth Rs. 385.135 million and recommended 04 projects w...


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Extension granted to NCHD & BECS Programs. No lay-offs as per the Govt’s vision. Khusro Bakhtyar

16 May 2019

Planning Commission agreed to grant 6 months’ extension to projects of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) subject to approval by the Cabinet. This was agreed upon during a meeting here in Islamabad on Thursday between Federal Minis...


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Govt committed to give due share of Net Hydel Profit to the provinces: Khusro Bakhtyar

15 May 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has underlined that the present Government is committed to give due share of Net Hydel Profit (NHP) to the provinces. The Minister, in his capacity as Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, was chairing a meeting of t...


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Meeting of IMF team visits Planning commission .

3 May 2019

Mr. Ernesto Rigo IMF Mission Chief called on Secretary Planning, Development and Reform Zafar Hasan to discuss PSDP, CPEC and other aspects of planning including macro-economic policies. Project Director Hassan Daud, Chief Macroeconomic Zafar-ul-Hassan and senior officials of the Ministry were...


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CPEC is a fusion of multiple developments in the global, regional, bilateral and domestic context. After successful completion of early harvest phase we are now entering into second phase with focus on industrial cooperation, trade , agriculture and socio-economic development, says Khusro Bakhtyar

25 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Mukhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is now entering into second phase with focus on industrial Cooperation, trade, agriculture and socio-economic development. He said that increase in trade, investment a...


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Establishment of Pak-china business forum may be a good step for improving B2B cooperation between the two countries.

24 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the projects in BOT financing mod may be encouraged especially in eastern corridor under CPEC framework. He appreciated the role of CIDCA and National Development & Reform Commission of China in approval ...


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Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar accorded approval to a project worth Rs. 202.412 million and recommended a project worth Rs. 17 billion to ECNEC.

23 April 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar accorded approval to a project worth Rs. 202.412 million and recommended a project worth Rs. 17 billion to ECNEC. Secretary Plannin...


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Government committed to strengthen intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development: Makhdum Khusro

22 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the present Government is committed to strengthening intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development especially in less developed areas. He stated that improved connectivity will generat...


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Development funds being disbursed according to implementation plan: Planning Commission

18 April 2019

The Planning Commission has released Rs 525 billion (78%) of the allocated PSDP during the current fiscal year 2018-19. Out of the total allocated amount of Rs. 675 billion in the PSDP 2019-19, 78% has been released to the ministries/divisions from 1st July, 2018 till April 17, 2019. It i...


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CDWP clears BRT Red Line Project and 500 KV HVDC Transmission System for CASA-1000.

16 April 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday, under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar accorded approval to a project worth Rs. 552.708 million and recommended 03 projects worth Rs. 209.5 billion to ECNEC. Secretary P...


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Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan highlighted the government efforts to promote regional connectivity and leveraging CPEC for larger interest of the region.

11 April 2019

Secretary Planning, Development and Reform Zafar Hasan has said that lots of informal trade is going on between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan which needs to be formalized to benefit the country’s economy. A delegation led by the Country Director Pakistan, Asian Development Bank Yang Xiao...


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Incumbent Government committed to the development of Balochistan. Balochistan to get lion’s share for socio-economic development schemes: Federal Minister

10 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the present Government is committed to the development of Balochistan to harness the province’s true potential and bring it at par with other developed areas of the country. The Minister was talking t...


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PBS Governing Council gives go ahead to rebase the price statistics from FY-2007-8 to FY-2015-16.

8 April 2019

The 17th Meeting of the Governing Council of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, presided over by Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar in his capacity as Chairman of the Council, was held today. The Council approved the proposal of rebasing the Consumer Price I...


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B2B cooperation under CPEC kicks off with inaugural meeting of CPEC Business Council..

5 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar along-with Advisor to PM on Commerce, Industry & Textile Abdul Razak Dawood co-chaired the first meeting of the CPEC Business Council here in Islamabad on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Planning said ...


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Agriculture cooperation with China to be enhanced under CPEC: Makhdum Khusro

3 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the present Government is focusing on developing the agriculture sector on modern lines to improve the livelihoods of small farmers and enhance its contribution in the national economy noting that agricul...


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Pak China Agree to continue momentum on CPEC

2 April 2019

Mr. Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad called on Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar. The Ambassador appreciated Government of Pakistan’s efforts to fast track the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects particularly the groundbreaking of weste...


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Qatar may benefit from investment potential in tourism, infrastructure and energy sectors: Makhdum Khusro.

1 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that tourism, energy and infrastructure sectors of Pakistan offer huge investment potential and Qatar could benefit from investing in these areas. The Minister was talking to a Qatari delegation headed by S...


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Power sector offers huge private and foreign investment potential: Makhdum Khusro

28 March 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that there is a huge potential for private and foreign direct investment in the power value chain including generation, transmission and distribution. He added that the Government is committed to resolve the is...


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The CDWP clears Quetta-Zhob Section of Western Route for approval. Government attaches priority to construction of Western Route and improving socio-economic condition of neglected areas: Makhdum Khusro.

21 March 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday, under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar discussed and recommended to ECNEC for approval of ‘‘Land Acquisition of Kuchlac-Zhob S...


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Pakistan has the potential to increase investment to 25-30% of GDP and grow into a 2 trillion dollar economy in a couple of decades. Mukhdom Khusro Bakhtyar

18 March 2019

The minister for Planning Development and Reform Makhdum Khsru Bakhtyar while addressing the Launch of the Report ‘Pakistan@100’ and the Human Capital Summit organized by World Bank at Serena, Islamabad on Monday said that the present government is fast tracking the transformation of social...


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The government is planning to off load some burden from PSDP for commercially viable infrastructure projects by resorting to innovative financing through public private partnership and viability gap financing, The government is also trying to reduce regional inequality through regional equalization strategy: Makhdum Khusru Baklhtyar

18 March 2019

A delegation led by the Director General Central West Asian Department, Asian Development Bank Werner Liepach called on the Minister for Planning Development and Reform Makhdom Khusru Bakhtyar here on Monday. Member infrastructure, Member Private Sector development and competitiveness, Chief Ma...


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Geo-strategic location of Pakistan offers potential to make the country a hub of regional trade and connectivity. Shared objective of ECO is political stability in Afghanistan. ECO Bank should partner with ADB, AIIB etc for regional infrastructure projects.: Makhdum Khusro

15 March 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location offers potential to turn the country into a hub of regional trade and connectivity. He stated that CPEC provides an immense opportunity for strengthening regional integr...


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DG NLC calls on Federal Minister for Planning.

8 March 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that developing inland water transportation network can greatly reduce cost of transporting cargo within the country adding that National Logistics Cell can take initiative in this regard. The Minister said ...


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World Bank can extend cooperation for regional equalization development programme of the Government: Makhdum Khusro

5 March 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the present Government is focusing on equitable development of marginalized regions of the country including Balochistan, South Punjab and merged districts of KPK adding that the World Bank can extend coo...


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Government pursuing regional equalization development strategy. Development of less developed areas including South Punjab and Balochistan to be accorded priority in next PSDP. Presently 19 projects underway in South Punjab under PSDP: Makhdum Khusro

26 February 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the incumbent Government is pursuing a regional equalization development strategy to bring the less developed regions of the country at par with the developed ones. He stated that d...


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Plan envisages an average growth of GDP at 5.4%. Expected outlay will be Rs. 11.750 trillion. Emphasis to be laid on socio-economic development, poverty reduction, job creation, equal development of all regions, industrial and agriculture sector: Makhdum Khusro

22 February 2019

Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that 12th Five Year Plan has extensively covered growth, macro stability, expand agriculture production, galvanize agro-business potential, industry and export competitiveness, human resource development, inte...


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The Daily “Express Tribune” has published a news in its paper dated 20th February, 2019 regarding projects approved by the CDWP in its meeting held on 19th February, 2019

21 February 2019

The Daily “Express Tribune” has published a news in its paper dated 20th February, 2019 regarding projects approved by the CDWP in its meeting held on 19th February, 2019. The statement regarding the time extension of projects is misleading and is not reflected in the sense as it was discus...


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Integrated Energy Planning is crucial for Sustainable Development. Competitive bidding to be encouraged for future renewable energy projects: Makhdum Khusro

21 February 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is committed to systematic and cost effective development of energy sector and in this regard is working on integrated energy planning for sustainable development. ...


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سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 80 کروڑ 62 لاکھ روپے لاگت کے 4 منصوبے منظور ، جبکہ7 ارب 40 کروڑ روپے لاگت کے 2 منصوبے مزید منظوری کے لیے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گیے۔

19 February 2019

سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 80 کروڑ 62 لاکھ روپے لاگت کے 4 منصوبے منظور ، جبکہ7 ارب 40 کروڑ روپے لاگت کے 2 منصوبے مزید منظوری کے لیے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گی...


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PAK-CHINA TO PREPARE GWADAR FOR FUTURE INVESTMENT

13 February 2019

The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing called on Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar here on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest including progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects came under discussion during the meeting. The meet...


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Government of Pakistan Ministry of Planning Development & Reform Government has inaugurated the first ever “Islamabad Deworming Initiative “which will deworm 250,000 children in first phase at all Government Schools in Islamabad out of the 570,000 children aged between 5-15 who are at risk of infection with intestinal worms. Kanwal Shauzab

30 January 2019

Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Planning Development & Reform Kanwal Shauzab said that Prime minster of Pakistan in his first speech to the nation expressed serious concerns on high prevalence of stunting among children and intestinal worm infestation is one of the major reasons. She sa...


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Government to foster innovations and reforms in public sector to make it more efficient: SDGs given major focus in 12th five year plan: Makhdum Khusro

30 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is devising a strategy to foster innovations and reforms in public sector entities to make them more efficient and productive. He further stated that major focus has ...


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Government to pursue regional equalization development strategy: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

29 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the incumbent Government will accord priority to equal development of all areas of the country as part of national development strategy. He stated that regional equalization devel...


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Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said that uplift of the less developed regions would be ensured through a Pakistan’s regional equalization development plan.

28 January 2019

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said that uplift of the less developed regions would be ensured through a Pakistan’s regional equalization development plan. He expressed these views in a meeting with Taimur Saleemm Khan Jhagra, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mini...


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Provision of Clean Drinking Water for Major Urban Cities to be Part of our Development Strategy. Major Transport Projects of Karachi to be accorded priority: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

28 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that providing clean drinking water to major urban cities will be made a part of development strategy to address the needs of the people in view of fast urban growth. He further stated that the Government is...


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Govt committed to extend high speed internet services to GB & AJK: Makhdum Khusro

28 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is committed to extend high speed internet services of 3G & 4G to Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir regions to improve land based communications. The Mini...


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Effective Utilization of space technologies and sciences to contribute to socio-economic uplift of the country: Makhdum Khusro

24 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum khusro Bakhtyar has emphasized that effective utilization of space sciences and technologies can play an important role in socio-economic development of the country. He underlined that geospatial technologies an...


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Special emphasis to be laid on developing agriculture sector in next five year plan.

22 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that special emphasis will be laid on developing and modernizing agriculture sector in the next five year plan. He stated that both short and long term strategies will be devised in consu...


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Gwadar to be made a modern port city as per international standards: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

21 January 2019

The Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar chaired a meeting to review progress on the Gwadar City Master Plan project here on Monday. The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Maritimes Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Commander Southern Command, Gen...


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Economic zones’ operation to reduce trade deficit: Khusro

20 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning & Development and Reforms Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said on Sunday that trade deficit of $ 9 billion would be reduced with the operation of all the four economic zones of the country. Briefing media at Press Information Department regional office, he disclose...


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Previous Government missed all targets set in 11th five year plan. Core objective of 12th Five Year Plan is to create 10 million jobs in 5 years and enhance sustainability of the economic growth through building fundamentals: Makhdum Khusro.

16 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the previous government missed all targets set in 11th five year plan adding that the performance remained off-track during the plan period. The Minister was talking to a group o...


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Pakistan, China agree to make 2019 a Year of Ecnomic Cooperation under CPEC

15 January 2019

Mr. Yao Jing, the Chinese Ambassador at Islamabad called on Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform here on Tuesday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects came under discussion. Ambassador Y...


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Automation of data a must for authentic and reliable economic statistics for better policy making. Disability category to be included in Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) questionnaire for district level survey : Makhdum Khusro.

15 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has underlined the need for devising a strategy for automation of data collection in order to have authentic economic statistics for better policy making The Minister, who also holds the additio...


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Review Meeting on Labour Employment & Skill Development of 12thFiveYearsPlan

14 January 2019

A meeting was held here in the Ministry of Planning Development and Reform to review “Labour Employment & Skill Development” of 12thFiveYearsPlan which was attended by the senior officials of the Ministry of PD&R and also by the respective dignitaries of PBS, NAVTTC, OPF, Bureau of immigrat...


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Opposition making baseless propaganda over price hike and inflation. Inflation only increased negligibly by 0.4 percentage points in the first 5 months of PTI’s Government as compared to increase of 11.2 and 4 percentage points during the same period of PPP and PML-N tenures respectively

10 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the opposition is make baseless propaganda over price hike and inflation whereas inflation was far higher during the first financial year of previous governments. The Minister al...


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Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has recommended 3 mega projects to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for its final approval. The projects include Emergency plan for Polio Eradication of US $986 million dollar , Nai Gaj Dam worth Rs 46.5 billion and Punjab police integrated command, control and communication worth RS 17520.408 million .

10 January 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has recommended 3 mega projects to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for its final approval. The projects include Emergency plan for Polio Eradication of US $986 million dollar , Nai Gaj Dam worth Rs 46.5 billion and Punjab poli...


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Government intends to continue enhancing health budget to achieve universal health coverage: Khusro Bakhtyar

8 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government intends to continue enhancing health budget to achieve universal health coverage which is manifestation of its commitment to pursue pro-poor health approach and provide...


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Holistic Strategy being devised to guard marginalised sections against inflationary pressures: Makhdum Khusro.

8 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is devising a holistic strategy to guard the marginalized sections of society against inflationary pressures. He stated that general consumers will be empowered by keep...


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Effective monitoring and implementation of prices to check hoarding and profiteering: Khusro Bakhtyar

7 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is committed to providing relief to marginalized sections of the society through checking profiteering and hoarding and effective monitoring and implementation of price...


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12th Five Year Plan to contribute to real economic growth. Makhdum Khusro

7 January 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform & Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has underlined that the 12th Five Year Plan should contribute to real economic growth covering all aspects for attaining sustained economic growth. The Minister was chairing a meeting on 12th ...


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100% Polio Eradication Needs a Holistic Action Plan: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

3 January 2019

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar presided a meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) here on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, Members of Planning Commission and officia...


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Ministry of Planning clarifies a news article on CPEC Debt

26 December 2018

Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms clarified a news article regarding CPEC debt, published in a section of press on 26th December 2018. The article is based on incorrect information, baseless assumptions and biased analysis. It is hereby clarified that China Pakistan Economic Corri...


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Makhdum Khusro calls for focusing on technology driven knowledge based economy.

26 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has underlined the need for transforming Pakistan from agriculture base to technology driven knowledge based economy to compete at international level. He emphasized upon promotion of science and technology that can p...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کا چینی ڈیویلپمنٹ ریسرچ سنٹر آف سٹیٹ کونسل کا دورہ

21 December 2018

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار نے کہاہے کہ پائیدار معاشی ترقی یقینی بنانے کیلئے اقتصادی زونز کے قیام کیلئے کوششیں جاری ہیں، گوادر ...


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CPEC 8th JCC Sets New Targets For China Pakistan Economic Cooperation: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

21 December 2018

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that 8th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) has set new targets for Pak-China cooperation, leading CPEC towards becoming a true economic corridor with multiple doors. He expressed these views here on Friday after co...


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CPEC 8th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting Held In Beijing, China

20 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has reiterated Pakistan’s firm commitment to CPEC which he termed as the heart and soul of Pakistan-China economic cooperation. Mr. Bakhtyar made these remarks in Beijing at the 8th meeting of the CPEC JCC which he co-chaired with Chin...


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Minister Planning Asks For A Long-Term Partnership With Financial Institutions And Chinese Firms

19 December 2018

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R), Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has invited Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Chinese corporate leaders to forge a sustainable long-term partnership with Pakistan aimed at financing projects that contribute to overall economic growth of ...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کی آل چائنہ فیڈریشن آف ٹریڈ یونینز کے وائس چیرمین جیانگ کوینگ پنگ سے ملاقات

18 December 2018

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کی آل چائنہ فیڈریشن آف ٹریڈ یونینز کے وائس چیرمین جیانگ کوینگ پنگ سے ملاقات ملاقات میں پاک چین ورکر...


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China's EXIM Bank Vowed To Continue Partnership With Pakistan

18 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar along with a high-level delegation has arrived Beijing, China on Tuesday to participate in 8th meeting of China Pakistan Economic Corrdior's Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), scheduled to be held on December 20. T...


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Development of Balochistan is key priority of the Government: Makdum Khusro Bakhtyar

13 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Makdum Khusro Bakhtyar met Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan at Balochistan House here on Thursday. Senators and Members National Assembly from Balochistan were also present on the occasion. Both the leaders discussed prep...


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12th Year Five Plan to set pace for knowledge based economy: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

13 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has stressed that the 12th Five Year Plan should set pace for an emerging and prosperous Pakistan through a knowledge based economy and a clear roadmap of future initiatives. The Minister said this while chairing a m...


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Agriculture cooperation to be expanded under CPEC: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

12 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is committed to promote agriculture sector adding that agriculture cooperation will be expanded between Pakistan and China under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Federal Minister was...


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Completion of Development projects to be expedited: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

12 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the government is committed to expedite the completion of ongoing development projects across the country for sustained economic growth. He stated that completion of projects will benefit the people in t...


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حکومت ادارہ جاتی اصلاحات کے ذریعے تمام اداروں کو مضبوط بنیادوں پر استوار کرنے کے لئے پر عزم ہے جس سے تمام ادارے ملکی معاشی اور سماجی ترقی میں اپنا کردار ادا کرسکیں گے، وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کاکانفرنس سے خطاب

12 December 2018

وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار نے کہا ہے کہ حکومت ادارہ جاتی اصلاحات کے ذریعے تمام اداروں کو مضبوط بنیادوں پر استوار کرنے کے لئے پر عزم ہ...


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Minister for Planning instructs for utility provision to CPEC Economic Zone at Rashkai

11 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform chaired a meeting to review progress on Pak-China Industrial Cooperation here on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, Project Director CPEC Hassan Daud, officials from Board of Investment, Ministry of Energy and...


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Ministry of Planning clarifies news article on Western Route

8 December 2018

The Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform has clarified a news article “Western route not part of CPEC, says BAP leader,” published in a section of the press. The statement is completely incorrect, baseless and wrongly attributed to the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform. Mi...


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Government committed to provide conducive environment to local construction industries to stimulate economic revival: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

7 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has underlined that the PTI-led Government is undertaking various measures to provide conducive and friendly environment to local industries enabling them to grow and enhance their capacity to boost the national economy...


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Governance and Civil Service Reforms are need of the hour: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

7 December 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has emphasized that governance and civil service reforms are need of the hour and for this purpose holistic approach should be adopted to make the reforms sustainable and productive. The minister expressed these vi...


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Central Development Working Party has approved 3 development projects worth Rs 3.17 billion.

30 November 2018

Central Development Working Party has approved 3 development projects worth Rs 3.17 billion and 1 mega projects valuing Rs 4.06 billion was referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for its final approval. Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform & Dep...


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Development in Afghanistan is development for Pakistan: Federal Minister

27 November 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that Pakistan is committed to make meaningful contribution in the reconstruction and rehabilitation effort of Afghanistan by carrying out various development activities in the country. The Minister stated that ...


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Pak-China express resolve to further strengthen cooperation and expand CPEC

26 November 2018

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar called on Ambassador Yao Jing at Chinese Embassy, Islamabad and condemned the attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi. Both sides expressed their resolve to further strengthen and expand Pak-China Cooperation. Minister said P...


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ملک بھر میں انفراسٹرکچر کی ترقی اور اپ گریڈیشن کیلۓ ایک جامع حکمت عملی تیار کرنے کی ضرورت ھے۔ مخدوم خسرو

23 November 2018

وفاقی وزیر کی زیر صدارت سی پیک فریم ورک اور پی ایس ڈی پی کے تحت انفراسٹرکچر منصوبوں کا جائزہ لینے کیلۓ اسلام آباد میں اجلاس۔ اجلاس میں سیکرٹری پلاننگ ظفر حسن، سی...


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Minister for Planning stresses on devising holistic strategy for developing infrastructure.

23 November 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum khusro Bakhtyar has emphasised the need for devising a holistic strategy for developing and upgrading infrastructure across the country and fill connectivity gaps for sustained national growth. The Minister was chairing a meeting to d...


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France may invest in clean energy production and tourism sector: Federal Minister:

22 November 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum khusro Bakhtyar has said that France is an important development partner of Pakistan and appreciated the role of French Development Agency (AFD) for launching various development initiatives in Pakistan. The Minister was talking to...


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Secretary Planning, Development & Reform Zafar Hasan has said that the Government is focusing on export-oriented policies to boost up the country’s exports and put economy on growth trajectory.

1 November 2018

Secretary Planning, Development & Reform Zafar Hasan has said that the Government is focusing on export-oriented policies to boost up the country’s exports and put economy on growth trajectory. The Secretary said this while talking to a German Business delegation which headed by Deputy Amb...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کی متحدہ عرب امارت کے سفیر حماد عبید الزابی سے ملاقات میں گفتگو

1 November 2018

پاکستان نے بیرونی سرمایہ کاروں کے لیے دوستانہ پالیسیاں مرتب کی ہیں، توانائی کے شعبے میں سرمایہ کاری کے وسیع پیمانے پر مواقع موجود ہیں، متحدہ عرب امارات ان شعبوں م...


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There should be equal development for South and North parts of Punjab: Federal Minister.

1 November 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that focus should be paid on equal and balanced development of South and North parts of Punjab adding that there is a need to devise sound development strategies in this regard for betterment of the people. ...


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Five Year Plan to focus on sustained economic development: Federal Minister.

31 October 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that no country can progress unless its foundation is based on rule of law. He stated that the present Government is committed to focus on human resource development, good governance, poverty reduction, restruc...


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Government reaffirmed its resolve to implementing global development agenda: Khusro Bakhtiar

24 October 2018

Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar on Wednesday said that despite challenges, Pakistan has firm resolve to continue its efforts for attaining sustainable development by implementing the global development agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprising o...


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Jump-start of SEZs is Our Top Priority: Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

23 October 2018

A delegation headed by Mr. Dong Futang, Chief Financial Officer, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) called on Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Secretary Planning, Zafar Hasan, Member Infrastructure & Connectivity,...


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Government to focus on economic structural reforms to bring Pakistan among middle income countries. Federal Minister.

23 October 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the Government is working on a robust economic plan to introduce structural economic reforms to bring Pakistan among the middle income countries in the long term. He stated that improving tax administrat...


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وفاقی حکومت بلوچستان کی سماجی واقتصادی ترقی کے لیے فعال ترین پالیسی اپنائے گی۔ وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی واصلاحات

23 October 2018

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی اور اصلاحات مخدوم خسروبختیار نے کہا ہے کہ حکومت نے بلوچستان کی سماجی واقتصادی ترقی کے لیے وسیع تر فعال ترین سرگرم پالیسی اپنائ...


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وفاقی وزیربرائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیارنے منگل کو چائنہ روڈ و بریج کارپوریشن (سی آر بی سی) کے چیف فنانشل آفیسر ڈونگ فی تونگ کے سربرابرہی میں آنے والے ایک وفد سے ملاقات کی ہے

23 October 2018

وفاقی وزیربرائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیارنے منگل کو چائنہ روڈ و بریج کارپوریشن (سی آر بی سی) کے چیف فنانشل آفیسر ڈونگ فی تونگ کے سربرابرہی می...


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Social and creative enterprises can help achieve sustainable development goals.

18 October 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has said that social and creative enterprises can help achieve economic agenda and sustainable development goals The Minister was talking to a delegation of British Council, Sustainable Development Policy Institute ...


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سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں کل 141.93 ارب روپے لاگت کے 5 منصوبے منظور ، جبکہ 140.96 ارب روپے لاگت کے 3 منصوبے مزید منظوری کے لیے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گئے ۔

17 October 2018

سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں کل 141.93 ارب روپے لاگت کے 5 منصوبے منظور ، جبکہ 140.96 ارب روپے لاگت کے 3 منصوبے مزید منظوری کے لیے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گئے ۔ سن...


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Federal Minister calls for cooperation in energy development.

16 October 2018

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has said that Pakistan appreciates Austrian cooperation in different hydroelectric and energy projects across the country adding that both countries enjoy cordial and friendly relations. The Minister was talking to ...


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Mr. MA Aiguo, Vice Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China has called on Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) here on Monday

15 October 2018

Mr. MA Aiguo, Vice Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China has called on Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) here on Monday. Secretary Planning, Zafar Hassan, Project Director CPEC, Hassan Daud and officials from line ministries were presen...


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Secretary Planning Mr. Zafar Hasan expressed these views while addressing to the round table conference on “The state of Food Security and Nutrition in the World"

12 October 2018

Federal Secretary Planning Development and Reform Mr.Zafar Hasan said that government is striving to eliminate hunger and all forms of malnutrition in compliance with SDGs target 2.1 & 2.2, launch of national food security policy and multi-sectoral nutrition strategy shows the government reso...


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Vice President China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) Mr. Yang Jinjun called on Secretary Planning Mr. Zafar Hassan in his office here on Monday

17 September 2018

Vice President China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) Mr. Yang Jinjun called on Secretary Planning Mr. Zafar Hassan in his office here on Monday. Both the sides discussed investment opportunities, offered by Special Economic Zones being implemented under CPEC. It was emphasize...


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The inaugural meeting of the Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held under the chairmanship of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform here on Friday

14 September 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held under the chairmanship of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform here on Friday. The meeting was attended by the members Cabinet Committee and secretaries of the ...


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خطے میں بے مثال ترقی کا ضامن و پاکستان کےمستقبل کیلئے روشن باب، پاک چین اقتصادی راہداری منصوبے (سی پیک) کے تحت معاشی، معا شرتی اور علاقائی ترقی کے نئے اہداف کا تعین کردیا گیا

9 September 2018

خطے میں بے مثال ترقی کا ضامن و پاکستان کےمستقبل کیلئے روشن باب، پاک چین اقتصادی راہداری منصوبے (سی پیک) کے تحت معاشی، معا شرتی اور علاقائی ترقی کے نئے اہداف کا تعی...


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Development of Gwadar is the focal point for CPEC to take off: Minister PD&R

6 September 2018

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار کا کہنا ہے کہ سی پیک کے تحت متوقع سرمایہ کاری کاسارا دارومدار گوادر کی ترقی پر ہے کیونکہ اس ساحلی شہ...


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A delegation led by the Asian Development Bank Central West Asian Department Director-General Werner Liepach called on the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtia

3 September 2018

The minister for Planning while welcoming the delegation lauded the role of ADB in modernising infrastructure and supporting various development initiatives in Pakistan adding that the cooperation further needed to be expanded in the education, health, water, energy and infrastructure especiall...


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اسلام آباد: چینی سفیر یاو جنگ نے وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار سے ملاقات کی

31 August 2018

اسلام آباد: چینی سفیر یاو جنگ نے وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات مخدوم خسرو بختیار سے ملاقات کی، گزشتہ روز ہونے والے اس ملاقات میں پاکستان اور چین ...


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SEZs under CPEC to help in the creation of new jobs: Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar‏

29 August 2018

Islamabad: August 29, 2018: Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar‏ has said that development of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is the priority area of the new government to ensure creation of new jobs, achieve high economic growth and encourage exports. He...


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Govt officials to work hard for public welfare: Secretary M/oPD&R

28 August 2018

Govt officials to work hard for public welfare: Secretary M/oPD&R Islamabad, August 28, 2018: Federal Secretary for Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has said that government officials have to work with integrity and full commitment on the agenda of good governan...


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Errant official taken to task for the sake of discipline

24 August 2018

Shahid Zia Cheema, an officer of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms has been directed to report to the establishment wing of the Ministry . Action was taken on the basis of source report, indicipline, sheer lack of understanding of administrative working of the ministry. This is ...


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وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی و ترقی مخدوم خسرو بختیار سے چیئرمین واپڈا لیفٹیننٹ جنرل (ر) مزمل حسین کی ملاقات

24 August 2018

چیئرمین واپڈا کی جانب سے وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی مخدوم خسرو بختیار کو ملک میں جاری توانائی اور آبی منصوبوں پر بریفنگ توانائی اور پانی کے حوالے سے حکومتی ترجیحات ...


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Chairman WAPDA Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain called on the federal minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar

24 August 2018

Chairman WAPDA Lieutenant General ® Muzammil Hussain called on the federal minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar in his office on Friday 24 August 2018. Chairman WAPDA briefed the minister for Planning, Development & Reform on the ongoing projects related to ene...


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Brief profile of the newly appointed federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform

20 August 2018

Newly appointed federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar paid his maiden visit to his office in the ministry in P Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad. While assuming his duties the federal Minister chaired where he was briefed on details of the federal develop...


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