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Planning Commission disseminate study to inform gender mainstreaming across public sector offices

12 May 2022

Following the launch of the National Gender Policy Framework for Pakistan and the declaration of 2022 as “year of female employees”, the Planning Commission disseminated the results of a survey conducted to assess gender conduciveness of work environment in public sector workplaces. ...


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Cancer Hospital in ICT to be revived soon: Ahsan Iqbal Project was shelved by previous gov't

12 May 2022

Federal Minister for Planning,Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday announced to restart the first state-of-the-art cancer hospital in Islamabad which was shelved by the previous government. The Minister made this announcement through a message on twitter while ...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال کی زیر صدارت بلوچستان میں اعلی تعلیمی منصوبوں کا جائزہ اجلاس

10 May 2022

جلاس میں ایچ ای سی کے عہدہداران کی شرکت بلوچستان میں یونیورسٹیز کے لئے پانچ ہزار نئے سکالر شپس کی سکیم تیار کی جائے: احسن اقبال بلوچستان کے نوجوانوں کو تعلیم ا...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال سے امریکی ناظم الامور انجیلا اگیلر کی الوداعی ملاقات

10 May 2022

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال سے امریکی ناظم الامور انجیلا اگیلر کی الوداعی ملاقات ملاقات میں باہمی دلچسپی سے متعلق امور زیر غور آئے پاکستان اور امر...


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Vice President WB appreciates Planning Commission’s efforts

9 May 2022

The World Bank Regional Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer on Monday held a meeting with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan and discussed the country’s development priorities and to support Pakistan’s ambitious reform program on economic growth strateg...


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PD& SI Minister hold meeting with Chinese investors Chinese appreciates Ahsan Iqbal's efforts

9 May 2022

Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal held a meeting with the heads of Chinese companies working on CPEC projects in order to resolve their issues and to expedite the projects. ...


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Security review meeting on CPEC to be held every month: Ahsan Iqbal

6 May 2022

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal has directed to ensure security review meeting to be held every month on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ...


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CDWP clears three projects worth Rs 15.780b

28 April 2022

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has cleared three development projects worth 15.7804 billion while recommending to the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval during its meeting held on Thursday. The CDWP considered 7 projects under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Pla...


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Chinese Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan appreciates govt steps Ahsan Iqbal assures Pang Chunxue to uplift CPEC projects

26 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday told Chinese Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan, Ms. Pang Chunxue that progress in China China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been expedited since the new government came into power and regul...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی اور خصوصی اقدامات احسن اقبال کی وفاقی وزیر برائے تعلیم رانا تنویر کے ہمراہ تعلیمی نصاب کے جائزہ اجلاس کی صدارت

26 April 2022

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی اور خصوصی اقدامات احسن اقبال کی وفاقی وزیر برائے تعلیم رانا تنویر کے ہمراہ تعلیمی نصاب کے جائزہ اجلاس کی صدارت اجلا س میں نئے ...


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Professor Ahsan Iqbal will visit Gwadar soon after Eidul-Fitr to review the progress of CPEC projects.

22 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal will visit Gwadar soon after Eidul-Fitr to review the progress of CPEC projects. The Minister on Friday visited the CPEC Authority Secretariat where Executive Director, CPEC, Qammar Sarwar Abbasi, gave a b...


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PD&SI Minister seeks report over dysfunctional CPEC Center of Excellence

21 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal expressed displeasure over dysfunctionality of the Center of Excellence for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was supposed to provide support for CPEC. ...


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Ahsan Iqbal meets CM Sindh, pledged timely completion of Sindh projects

21 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal assured Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah that the federal government will support the provincial government of Sindh for completion of its development projects. The assurance came on Thursday du...


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Sluggish progress on CPEC projects irks Ahsan Iqbal

20 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal has expressed serious concern over the sluggish progress on projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ...


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War footing measures to kick off economy Turn Around Pakistan Conference to be held: Ahsan Iqbal

20 April 2022

Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal directed to hold Turn Around Pakistan (TAP) Conference in order to address key challenges of the country and to find their solutions through short-term and mid-term measures. ...


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Briefing on Pakistan Bureau of Statistics Activities to Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Minister Planning Development & Special Initiatives

20 April 2022

Mr. Ahsan Iqbal Minister PD&SI chaired the meeting on the activities of PBS and initiatives taken by PBS for improvement in data reporting for informed decision making. Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, Chief Statistician along with senior officers of PBS attended the meeting. Chief statistician. briefed th...


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PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES STOCK OF RISING NUMBER OF OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN (OOSC)

20 April 2022

PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES STOCK OF RISING NUMBER OF OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN (OOSC) As part of the ongoing voluntary national review of SDGs, a high level national policy dialogue was organized by the Planning Commission to review the progress on SDG4, with a focus on rising number of Out of Sch...


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فاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی اور خصوصی اقدامات پروفیسر احسن اقبال کا وزارت منصوبہ بندی میں پر تباک استقبال

19 April 2022

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی اور خصوصی اقدامات پروفیسر احسن اقبال کا وزارت منصوبہ بندی میں پر تباک استقبال وزارت کے افسران نے احسن اقبال کو خوش آمدید کہا ا...


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Soon after taking charge, the newly-appointed Minister of Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday visited National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) of National University of Science & Technology (NUST) and reviewed progress of the center.

19 April 2022

Soon after taking charge, the newly-appointed Minister of Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday visited National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) of National University of Science & Technology (NUST) and reviewed progress of the center. ...


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Federal Minister of Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday reviewed a progress on Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects while chairing first meeting after taking charge of the ministry on Tuesday.

19 April 2022

Federal Minister of Planning Development & Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday reviewed a progress on Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects while chairing first meeting after taking charge of the ministry on Tuesday. ...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission highlights several transportation initiatives

6 April 2022

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Dr Jehanzeb Khan while virtually speaking at the forum Asia & Pacific Transport Forum 2022 organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) has stated that Pakistan has taken several transportation initiatives during the last decade including Lahore Orange Line, K...


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P3A Board approves Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway, Karachi Circular Railway projects

31 March 2022

The Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) Board has approved the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Agreement for the construction of Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M6) and gave nod to the Project Proposal of ‘Development & Operation of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) which was earlier presente...


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CDWP clears four projects for ECNEC worth Rs 352.9b

30 March 2022

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Friday has recommended four development projects worth 352.9 billion to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval. ...


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CDWP clears three projects worth Rs 49,651.347m

7 March 2022

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday cleared three projects worth 49,651.347 million which includes, Improvement & Widening of Chitral-Booni-Mastuj-Shandur Road, Procurement/ Manufacturing of 25 shunting diesel electric locomotives and construction of Mangi Dam in Quetta durin...


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CWDP approves replacement of track machines project

21 February 2022

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved replacement of track machines project during its meeting held on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission (DCPC) Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan which was attended by the members of the DCPC, Secretary Railways and ...


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The Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) Board has approved the Project Proposals for the construction of Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M6), Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway (KRM) and Project Development Facility (PDF) Regulations, 2022 on Public Private Partnership PPP basis during its 20th meeting

17 February 2022

The Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) Board has approved the Project Proposals for the construction of Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M6), Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway (KRM) and Project Development Facility (PDF) Regulations, 2022 on Public Private Partnership PPP basis during its 20th meet...


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CDWP clears KCR project over worth Rs 270b

10 February 2022

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday cleared the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) as Modern Urban Railway project worth Rs. 273,071.429 while referring it to Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. ...


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Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives in collaboration with UNICEF launches three reports on Early Childhood Development

1 February 2022

Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives on Tuesday, in collaboration with UNICEF launched three reports of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy Mapping in Pakistan, National Policy Dialogue and Parenting Package (Key Family Care Practices). Dr Jahanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman...


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گوادر 28جنوری۔وفاق سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی و ترقیات عبدالعزیز عقیلی نے کہا ہے کہ موجودہ حکومت بلوچستان کی ترقی کو ترجیحی اہمیت دیتی ہے

29 January 2022

گوادر 28جنوری۔وفاق سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی و ترقیات عبدالعزیز عقیلی نے کہا ہے کہ موجودہ حکومت بلوچستان کی ترقی کو ترجیحی اہمیت دیتی ہے بلوچستان کے جنوبی اضلاع کیلئے 600...


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CDWP gave go-ahead to four projects worth Rs. 121.5bn

24 January 2022

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 3 development projects with a cost of Rs 13bn & recommended one project worth Rs. 108.5bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. Sec...


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The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired a meeting on Three-Year Rolling Growth Strategy which aims at economic diversification, transformation and jobs led growth

10 January 2022

The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired a meeting on Three-Year Rolling Growth Strategy which aims at economic diversification, transformation and jobs led growth. Secretary Planning Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Federal Secretaries/ senior representatives of line Mi...


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CDWP approved 8 projects worth Rs. 30.2 Billion while recommended 2 projects worth Rs. 65.9 Billion to ECNEC

10 January 2022

The CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 8 projects worth Rs. 30.2 Billion while recommended 2 projects worth Rs. 65.9 Billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. Secretary ...


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6th Meeting of Joint Working Group on Gwadar under CPEC

30 December 2021

The Governments of Pakistan and China held meetings of the two Joint Working Groups on Gwadar and Socio-Economic Development through video Conferencing. The 6th Session of the Joint Working Group on Gwadar was co-chaired by Secretary Planning Development & Special Initiatives Mr. Abdul Aziz Uq...


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CDWP gave go-ahead to two projects worth Rs. 191.722bn

27 December 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved one development project with a cost of Rs 0.52838bn & recommended one project worth Rs. 191.19456bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further considerati...


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P3A and AJK – Advancing the PPP Ecosystem

26 December 2021

The inclusion and integration of the private sector for public developmental infrastructure services is necessary for socioeconomic development and forward-looking Pakistan. To this end, the Federal Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) is playing a pivotal role in enabling the achievement...


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Pakistan Bureau of Statistics hosts 1st sensitization workshop on 7th Population and housing Census 2022-First Ever Digital Census of Pakistan at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad

25 December 2021

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics hosts 1st sensitization workshop on 7th Population and housing Census 2022-First Ever Digital Census of Pakistan at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad Dec 25, 2021- the series of sensitization workshops on 7th Population and Housing - digital census began toda...


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Curtain Raiser! P3A Workshop Series– Fostering Inclusive Growth

16 December 2021

Mobilizing private capital for the development and up-gradation of public infrastructure and services is a crucial step towards a prosperous and forward-looking Pakistan. To this end, the Federal Public-Private Partnership Authority (P3A) is playing a central role in enabling the achievement of...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan presided over the Central Development Working Party meeting

13 December 2021

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan presided over the Central Development Working Party meeting here in Islamabad on Monday. Secretary Planning Abdul Aziz Uqaili, senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting,...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Six Projects worth Rs 61.24bn.

23 November 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved three development projects with a cost of Rs 0.6bn & recommended three projects worth Rs. 60.64bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration...


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Kick start of Voluntary National Review (VNR-2022) Consultative Meeting at Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiative

18 November 2021

Pakistan’s commitment to the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development has taken a few steps further. Pakistan enlisted for the upcoming UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) event where we present our 2nd voluntary national review report in July 2022. Pakistan will be covering all the five dime...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Four Projects worth Rs 140bn.

8 November 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared three development projects with a cost of Rs. 9.168bn &recommended two projects worth Rs. 130bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. ...


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At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, recommended two projects worth Rs. 345.626bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

25 October 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, recommended two projects worth Rs. 345.626bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. Secretary Planning Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh, senior officials ...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Two Projects worth of Rs 54bn.

20 September 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared one development project with a cost of Rs. 2.66bn & recommended one project worth Rs. 51.29bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. Se...


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“School-based Deworming Program in Islamabad Capital Territory” will conduct 3rd Annual Mass Deworming Campaign from 30th August 2021 till 4th September 2021

29 August 2021

The school-based deworming program which is set to be conducted from 30th August 2021 till 4th Spetember 2021, will target 574,000 school-age children within approximately 2000 government and private schools, as well as Deeni Madaris, in Islamabad Capital Territory during the deworming week fro...


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The Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives strongly rebuts the news item, titled “PSDP projects hamstrung by lack of funds”, appearing on the main page of Daily Business Recorder, dated: 25 August 2021.

25 August 2021

The Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives strongly rebuts the news item, titled “PSDP projects hamstrung by lack of funds”, appearing on the main page of Daily Business Recorder, dated: 25 August 2021. Both the title and the facts mentioned in the news item are misleadi...


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Secretary Planning Hamid Yaqoob chaired a progress review meeting on bringing transparency, credibility, and ownership in the entire census process and the sensitivity of the issue and its long-term effects here in Islamabad on Friday. Sarwar Gondal, Member PBS, and senior officials attended the meeting.

13 August 2021

Secretary Planning Hamid Yaqoob chaired a progress review meeting on bringing transparency, credibility, and ownership in the entire census process and the sensitivity of the issue and its long-term effects here in Islamabad on Friday. Sarwar Gondal, Member PBS, and senior officials attended t...


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A National Workshop on Irrigation Water Management was hosted by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives with the support of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia (CARE) Project

12 August 2021

A National Workshop on Irrigation Water Management was hosted by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives with the support of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia (CARE) Project, which is funded by the World Bank and is being implemented by the Asian Disaste...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to thirteen Projects worth of Rs 58.23 bn.

2 June 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared twelve development projects with a cumulative cost of Rs. 30.32bn & recommended one project worth Rs. 27.9bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further con...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to thirteen Projects worth of Rs 88.24 bn.

1 June 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared eleven development projects with a cumulative cost of Rs. 46.2bn & recommended two projects worth Rs. 42.04bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further co...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Fifteen Projects worth of Rs 169.2 bn.

29 May 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared fifteen development projects with a cumulative cost of Rs. 45.09bn & recommended four projects worth Rs. 124.09bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for furthe...


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Meeting of Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) was held under chairmanship of Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.

28 May 2021

Meeting of Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) was held under chairmanship of Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission on 28th May 2021. The meeting was attended by officials of provincial governments, SBP and federal ministries. Deputy Chairman elaborated that APCC is the millstone of the de...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Thirteen Projects worth of Rs 38bn projects.

27 May 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared thirteen development projects with a cost of Rs. 38bn in the forum. Senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while represent...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to Twenty Projects worth of Rs 155.74bn projects.

25 May 2021

CDWP Approved 15 Project Worth Rs. 38.24 Billion and Recommended 05 Project Worth Rs. 117.50 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration. ISLAMABAD: May 25, 2021: At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared fifteen development proj...


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CDWP gives go-ahead to six Rs 348.50bn projects.

24 May 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared three development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 6.50bn & recommended three projects worth Rs. 342bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for f...


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NATIONAL ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 21ST May 2021

21 May 2021

The 103rd meeting of the National Accounts Committee to review the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was held under the Chairmanship of the Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives. The provisional estimates of the GDP and Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) for the year ...


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CDWP Recommended Karachi IT Park Project Worth Rs. 32 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

20 May 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared one development project with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 3.5bn & recommended two projects worth Rs. 52.02bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for furth...


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CDWP Approved 04 Projects Worth Rs. 8.7 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 17 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

17 May 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared four development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 8.7bn & and recommended one project worth Rs. 17bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for fur...


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Roundtable Discussion on Migration Data Management Practices for SDGs Achievement in Pakistan

29 April 2021

Chief Economist Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives Dr. Muhammad Ahmad chaired a Round Table Discussion on Migration Data Management Practices for SDGs achievement in Pakistan here in Islamabad on Thursday. The round table discussion was organized by Planning Commission SDGs ...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan addressed in the 77th session of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) 2021

27 April 2021

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan addressed in the 77th session of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) 2021 here in Islamabad on Tuesday. While highlighting the importance of the forum Dr. Jahanzeb said that the UNES...


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CDWP Approved 01 Project Worth Rs. 5 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 191.47 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

26 April 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared a development project with estimated cost of Rs. 5bn & and recommended one project worth Rs. 191.47bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consider...


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Accelerating Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery and Restoring trade

14 April 2021

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan delivered his statement in virtual mode on the theme topic “Accelerating Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery and Restoring trade” organized by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum here in...


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CDWP Approved 01 Project Worth Rs. 3.72 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 89.56 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

12 April 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared One development project with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 3.72bn & and recommended one project worth Rs. 89.56bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for ...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the second Meeting of the “Committee on Recommendations and Adoption of Best Practices for Upcoming Population Census.

26 March 2021

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the second Meeting of the “Committee on Recommendations and Adoption of Best Practices for Upcoming Population Census here in Islamabad on Friday. . The meeting was attended by Chief Economist, Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Zubair, repre...


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CDWP approved Nine development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 15.40bn projects related to Health and Food & Agriculture.

24 March 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared nine development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 15.40bn projects related to Health and Food & Agriculture. Secretary Planning Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, senior officials from Pl...


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The Central Development Working Party Meeting (CDWP) chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan approved six development projects at a total estimated cost of Rs 52 billion.

8 March 2021

The Central Development Working Party Meeting (CDWP) chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan approved six development projects at a total estimated cost of Rs 52 billion. Secretary Planning Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, senior officials from Planning Commission and Feder...


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Govt may make law by May to provide legal framework to PPPA

1 March 2021

To end the policy fragmentation and to provide legal framework to the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) the government is likely to bring an act of parliament by May. “The PPPA has the potential to bring billions of rupees investment within next three to four years,” Chief Execut...


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CDWP Approved 01 Project Worth Rs. 0.634 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 20.53 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

1 March 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared One development project with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 0.634bn & and recommended one project worth Rs. 20.53bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for...


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Deputy Chairman planning commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired 8th meeting of the Board of Directors of Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA)

24 February 2021

Deputy Chairman planning commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired 8th meeting of the Board of Directors of Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Additional Secretary Planning, Additional Secretary Finance, CEO PPP Authority, Members Planning Commission and P...


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Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives has included prominent demographers, researchers and experts in the Committee constituted by the Government for making recommendations based on international best practices for the next Population Census.

24 February 2021

Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives has included prominent demographers, researchers and experts in the Committee constituted by the Government for making recommendations based on international best practices for the next Population Census. The Committee will be headed by the...


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Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Afghanistan (CRRA) Committee

23 February 2021

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Afghanistan (CRRA) Committee here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Secretary Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, Mr. Raheem Ullah Qatran, Deputy H...


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CDWP Approved 04 Projects Worth Rs. 25 Billion and Recommended 02 Projects Worth Rs. 44.3 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

22 February 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared four development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 25bn & and recommended two projects worth Rs. 44.3bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for ...


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CDWP Approved 02 Projects Worth Rs. 5 Billion and Recommended 03 Projects Worth Rs. 53.50 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

15 February 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared two development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 5bn & and recommended three projects worth Rs. 53.50bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) fo...


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CDWP Approved 04 Projects Worth Rs. 6.8 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 43.32 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration

8 February 2021

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP Approved 04 projects worth Rs. 6.8 billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 43.32 billion to ECNEC for further consideration. Secretary Planning Mathar N...


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CDWP Forum approved 02 Health projects worth Rs 11.6 billion For Establishment of Mother & Child Hospitals in Sukkur and Sialkot.

1 February 2021

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 02 projects worth Rs 11.6 billion and accorded Concept Clearance of two proposals in the meeting. Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz Rana, Senior official...


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The first meeting of APEX Committee on Gilgit Baltistan was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khurshid.

1 February 2021

The first meeting of APEX Committee on Gilgit Baltistan was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khurshid here in Islamabad on Monday. The first APEX committee reviewed the progress and list of priority projects related to Gilgit Baltistan Development Package. ...


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The second meeting of Oversight Committee on Federal Funded PSDP Projects in Balochistan held under the chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi

29 January 2021

The second meeting of Oversight Committee on Federal Funded PSDP Projects in Balochistan held under the chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi here in Islamabad on Friday. Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz Rana along with senior officials of Planning Commission reviewed the progress on Federally...


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CDWP Forum approved 02 projects worth Rs 3.25 billion

25 January 2021

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 02 projects worth Rs 3.25 billion and agreed on one Concept clearance proposal worth Rs. 808 million under the JICA for further proceeding. Secretary...


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The closing plenary of the 31st Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)’s Regional Planning Council (RPC) was held on 21st January 2021

23 January 2021

The closing plenary of the 31st Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)’s Regional Planning Council (RPC) was held on 21st January 2021. Additional Secretary Mr. Asad Rafi Chandna was the head of the delegation from Pakistan’s side. The closing session of RPC was attended by Chairman of t...


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Mr. Nong Rong the new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan called on the Secretary Planning Development and Special Initiatives Mathar Niaz Rana.

19 January 2021

Mr. Nong Rong the new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan called on the Secretary Planning Development and Special Initiatives Mathar Niaz Rana here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Matters related to bilateral relations projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor and progress of upcoming 10th JCC came ...


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CDWP Approved 04 projects worth Rs. 20 Billion

11 January 2021

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 04 projects worth Rs. 20 billion. Senior officials from federal governments also participated in the meeting while representatives from provinc...


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CDWP considered three projects and greed on Karachi Transformation Plan for three years through Public Sector Development program (PSDP) & PPP mode of financing.

4 January 2021

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting held on Monday under the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP considered three projects and also greed on Karachi Transformation Plan for three years through Public Sector Development program (PSDP) & PPP mode of finan...


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CDWP Forum Agreed on the Project “COVID-19 Responsive and Other Natural Calamities Control Program” Worth Rs. 70 Billion

2 December 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 04 projects worth Rs.16.02 billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 37.91 billion to ECNEC for consideration and agreed on the COVID-19 Responsi...


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5th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Gwadar

30 November 2020

The 5th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Gwadar was held through a video link on Monday November 30, 2020 in Islamabad. The meeting was co-chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development, & Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI), Mr. Mathar Niaz Rana from the Pakistan side and Director Gene...


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Pakistan hosted first day-long virtual meeting of SAARC Planning Secretaries, chaired by Mr. Asad Rafi Chandna, in the Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives

23 November 2020

Pakistan hosted first day-long virtual meeting of SAARC Planning Secretaries, chaired by Mr. Asad Rafi Chandna, in the Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Islamabad. All eight(8) member states attended the meeting with their virtual presence. The meeting extensively cove...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the workshop on implementation strategy to implement simplifications of Development Processes / Procedures for improving Project Management already approved by ECNEC

12 November 2020

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan chaired the workshop on implementation strategy to implement simplifications of Development Processes / Procedures for improving Project Management already approved by ECNEC here in Islamabad on Thursday. The representatives of Federal...


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National Consultation on Finalizing Sectoral Priorities for Climate-Smart Financing, Policy, Planning, Agriculture and Water Resources Management in Pakistan.

9 November 2020

Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI) organized two days Seminar on “National Consultation on Finalizing Sectoral Priorities for Climate-Smart Financing, Policy, Planning, Agriculture and Water Resources Management in Pakistan” with the financial support of the...


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A 2nd Meeting of Joint Working Group (JWG) on Socio-economic Development under CPEC Framework .

4 November 2020

A 2nd Meeting of Joint Working Group (JWG) on Socio-economic Development under CPEC Framework was held today on November 4th, 2020 via video link, to discuss and review the projects under US $1 billion Chinese grant. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Boqing, Vice Chairman, China International D...


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CDWP Approved 04 projects worth Rs. 3.69 Billion and Agreed for 02 projects worth Rs. 33.49 Billion:

4 November 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 04 projects worth Rs.3.69 billion and agreed for 02 projects worth Rs. 33.49 billion. Senior officials from Planning Commission and federal ministr...


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It has been reported in certain sections of Press that the new CPEC Authority Bill, 2020 will give immunity to Chairman, CPEC Authority and other officers from investigations of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

22 October 2020

It has been reported in certain sections of Press that the new CPEC Authority Bill, 2020 will give immunity to Chairman, CPEC Authority and other officers from investigations of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The news report is misleading. The r...


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CDWP Approved 02 Mega Projects of MoFE&PT worth Rs. 8.175 Billion to Support Education System Under COVID-19 Pandemic

21 October 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. The development forum DCPC approved 02 mega projects of worth Rs.8.175 billion to support education system in Pakistan under COVID-19 pandemic. Senior officials ...


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Incumbent Government believes that a stable and prosperous GB can play an important role in the country’s economy: Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.

5 October 2020

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan has said that the incumbent government is fully committed to achieving the objectives of political stability and socio-economic development. We believe that a stable and prosperous GB can play an important role in the country’s ec...


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CDWP Approved 04 Project worth Rs. 12.25 Billion, Recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 33.427 Billion to ECNEC & Allowed for Extension in re- tendering of One project worth Rs. 12. 10 Billion In Meeting:

16 September 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 04 projects worth Rs. 12.25 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 33.427 billion to ECNEC for consideration & allowed for extension in re-...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammed Jehanzeb Khan chaired a Progress Review meeting on PSDP Plus here in Islamabad on Wednesday.

12 August 2020

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammed Jehanzeb Khan chaired a Progress Review meeting on PSDP Plus here in Islamabad on Wednesday. Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz rana, CEO PPP Authority Malik Ahamd,, Provincial Chief Secretaries, representative from PM Office and senior officials of the ...


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CDWP Approved 04 projects worth Rs. 16.112 Billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 44.172 Billion to ECNEC:

6 August 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 04 projects worth Rs.16.112 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 44.172 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Additional Secretary Planning...


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Planning Commission to provide Rs 70 Billion for National COVID19 Programs

22 July 2020

Planning Commission to provide Rs 70 Billion for National COVID19 Programs Islamabad, Pakistan – Declining daily cases of COVID19 is witnessing an agile Government response as the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (DCPC) Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan chaired the third high level inter-provincial...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammed Jehanzeb Khan chaired a meeting to discuss National Education Action Plan for COVID19.

10 July 2020

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammed Jehanzeb Khan chaired a meeting to discuss National Education Action Plan for COVID19. Federal and Provincial secretaries’ education participated and senior officials from Planning Ministry participated in the meeting through video conference. Whi...


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Federal Government committed to Baluchistan’s development, CDWP approves 07 projects worth Rs. 29.351 Billion: DCPC Jahanzeb Khan

9 June 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan approved 07 projects worth Rs. 29.351 Billion. CDWP also approved 01 concept clearance proposal worth Rs. 2.794 Billion. While chairing the meeting, DCPC said that t...


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CDWP approves 07 projects worth Rs. 19.5 Billion, recommends 02 projects worth Rs. 32.11 to ECNEC

8 June 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan approved 07 projects worth Rs. 19.456 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 32.11 Billion to ECNEC for further approval. CDWP also approved 02 concept cleara...


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CDWP Also Approved 13 projects worth Rs. 36.18 Billion and recommended 04 more projects worth Rs. 184 Billion to ECNEC:

6 June 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Saturday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 13 projects worth Rs.36.18 billion and CDWP recommend US$ 7.2 billion ML-1 project to ECNEC for further approval and also recommended 04 projects wor...


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A consultative meeting of Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) was held in the Planning Commission

4 June 2020

A consultative meeting of Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) was held in the Planning Commission on 4th June, 2020. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Jahanzeb Khan chaired the meeting. Federal Ministries, State Bank, Ministry of Finance, provincial and special area governments particip...


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CDWP Approved 07 projects worth Rs. 24 Billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 11.35 Billion to ECNEC:

3 June 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 07 projects worth Rs.24 billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 11.35 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, seni...


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CDWP Approved 06 projects worth Rs. 16.111 Billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 25.226 Billion to ECNEC:

19 May 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 06 projects worth Rs.16.111 billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 25.226 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from Planning C...


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The 102nd meeting of the National Accounts Committee to review the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives.

18 May 2020

The 102nd meeting of the National Accounts Committee to review the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives. The provisional estimates of the GDP and Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) for the year 2019...


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CDWP Approved 03 projects worth Rs. 12.55 Billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 196.6 Billion to ECNEC:

22 April 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 03 projects worth Rs12. 12.55 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 196.6 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafa...


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CDWP Approved 03 projects worth Rs. 1.04 billion and recommended 01 Position Paper worth Rs. 175 billion to ECNEC:

15 April 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 03 projects worth Rs. 1.04 billion and recommended 01 Position Paper worth Rs. 20.337 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning ...


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CDWP Approved 02 Position Papers worth Rs. 466.264 Million and recommended 04 Position Papers worth Rs. 133 Billion to ECNEC:

30 March 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, considered nine projects and approved 02 Position Papers worth Rs. 466.264 million and recommended 04 Position Papers worth Rs. 133 billion to ECNEC for cons...


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A special meeting of Concept Clearance Committee / CDWP was convened to initiate precautionary measures and approve the concept paper of “Pakistan National Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.

16 March 2020

A special meeting of Concept Clearance Committee / CDWP was convened to initiate precautionary measures and approve the concept paper of “Pakistan National Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19” in Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr....


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CDWP Approved 07 projects worth Rs. 12.23 Billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 158.230 Billion to ECNEC:

3 March 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 07 projects worth Rs. 12.23 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 158.230 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar ...


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Rebuttal on News Item - Dualization of Rawalpindi – Sihala – Kahuta Road.

14 February 2020

An advertisement has been published in certain newspapers which alleges that the Dualization of Rawalpindi – Kahuta Road project got delayed by the Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives. The impression created by the advertisement is contrary to the facts. Rawalpindi – Ka...


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The Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives organized a seminar on “Creating Gainful Employment Opportunities” in the Auditorium of P-Block, Pak Secretariat.

7 February 2020

The Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives organized a seminar on “Creating Gainful Employment Opportunities” in the Auditorium of P-Block, Pak Secretariat. The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan chaired the seminar. The renowned Demographer, Dr. Dur...


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Views of Price Statistics Section on the Press Clipping, “Understatement of the Rate of Inflation”

7 February 2020

It has been observed in number of print and electronic news items, which have given the erroneous impression, that inflation has been understated. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) states that the estimates of different researchers regarding inflation figure was around 13%, whereas the actua...


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CDWP Approved 06 projects worth Rs. 10.3 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 30.86 billion to ECNEC:

30 January 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 06 projects worth Rs. 10.3 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 30.86 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Ha...


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CDWP Approved 08 projects worth Rs. 13 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 112.20 billion to ECNEC:

2 January 2020

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 08 projects worth Rs. 13 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 112.20 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasa...


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CDWP Approved 08 projects worth Rs.31.6 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 195.1 billion to ECNEC:

18 November 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 08 projects worth Rs.31.6 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 195.1 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from federal and ...


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CRVS is a comprehensive mechanism for collecting information: Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan

12 November 2019

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan said that the Government of Pakistan recognizes that Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) is a comprehensive mechanism of collecting information on the frequency of occurrence of specified and defined vital events that no oth...


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CDWP Approved 7 Projects of worth Rs. 26.1 billion and Recommended 3 Mega projects of worth Rs. 52.2 Billion to ECNEC:

31 October 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 07 projects worth Rs.26.1 billion and recommended 03 projects worth Rs. 52.2 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from federal ...


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CDWP Approved 9 Projects of worth Rs. 40 billion and Recommended 2 Mega projects of worth Rs. 55.5 Billion to ECNEC:

18 October 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 09 projects worth Rs.40 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 55.5billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from federal and ...


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CDWP approved two projects worth Rs3.9 Billion:

2 October 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 02 projects worth Rs. 3.9 billion in CDWP meeting. Senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting. Tw...


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CDWP recommended Two Mega Projects worth Rs. 25 Billion to ECNEC and approved Five projects of worth Rs.11 Billion:

25 September 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 05 projects worth Rs.11 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs 25 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, sen...


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Apropos news item titled ‘CPEC Shelved?” published in The News in its edition of September 19, 2019 wherein it has been erroneously reported that the work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is being scrapped or frozen.

19 September 2019

Apropos news item titled ‘CPEC Shelved?” published in The News in its edition of September 19, 2019 wherein it has been erroneously reported that the work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is being scrapped or frozen. Rather than being shelved, the pace of the flagship proj...


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CDWP Recommended Karachi Urban Mobility Project ( Yellow BRT Corridor) worth Rs. 56 Billion to ECNEC :

3 September 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 07 projects worth Rs.10 billion and recommended 06 projects worth Rs132.5 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from federal and p...


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Four Mega Projects worth Rs. 213.20 Billion related to Health and Transport & Communications sectors referred to ECNEC ۔

27 August 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday held under the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan approved 02 projects worth Rs.3.33 billion and recommended 04 projects worth Rs. 213.20 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, ...


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The News being published/circulated in certain sections of media regarding authorization of PSDP funds during 2019-20.

17 August 2019

This is with reference to news being published/circulated in certain sections of media regarding authorization of PSDP funds during 2019-20. It is stated that Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform has processed all demands received for authorization till 16.08.2019 against PSDP allocatio...


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Three Mega Projects worth Rs. 18 Billion related to Energy sectors referred to ECNEC ۔

7 August 2019

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Tuesday, held under the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan approved 12 projects worth Rs.14.5 billion and recommended 03 projects worth Rs.18 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, seni...


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Planning Commission gives comparative position of PSDP releases during fiscal years 2017-18 & 2018-19.

9 July 2019

Planning Commission on Tuesday shared comparative position of PSDP releases during the last fiscal year and the year 2017-18. Federal PSDP 2018-19 was initially approved at size of Rs 800 billion which was rationalized and revised at Rs. 675 billion including Rs.144.3 billion as foreign aid com...


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Ministry of Planning Clarifies Western Media Report on CPEC

6 July 2019

Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform clarifies a news article carried by some sections of International media titled “IMF Won't Stop China From Turning Pakistan Into The Next Sri Lanka”, published on 04th July 2019. The article is based on incorrect data and distorted facts. The write...


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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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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 is pe...


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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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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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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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