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Meeting of the Central Development Working Party commenced in the Ministry of Planning Development and Reform under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chairman / Minister for Planning Development and Reform Dr Shamshad Akhtar

16 July 2018

Senior officials of the federal / provincial governments represented their ministries / departments. In her opening remarks, the DCPC Dr Shamshad Akhtar stated that the Central Development Working Party was one of the important forums to undertake, review and approve the new projects as wel...


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CPEC has made substantive progress in last 05 years: Dr. Shamshad

11 July 2018

اسلام آباد ( ) وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات ڈاکٹر شمشاد اختر نے کہاہے کہ چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہدا ری منصوبے کے تحت28.6ارب ڈالر کے 22منصوبے عملد ر آمد ...


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وزارت منصوبہ بندی کے زیر اہتمام پائیدار ترقی کے اھداف کے حصول کے موضوع پر پہلی قومی کانفرنس کا انعقاد وزارت کے ایس ڈی جیز سپورٹ یونٹ کے تحت اسلام آباد کے ایک مقامی ہوٹل میں کیا گیا۔

11 July 2018

اس کانفرنس کی مہمان خصوصی نگران وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ڈاکٹر شمشاد اختر جبکہ اس کی صدارت سیکریٹری وزارت منصوبہ بندی شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کی۔ نجی شعبے سے تعلق ر...


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Important Points highlighted by the Minister for Planning and Finance in Seminar on ‘Public Debt – Issues, Challenges and Way Forward’ scheduled to be held on 11-07-2018.

11 July 2018

The minister for Planning while talking on the occasion commended Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform for taking this initiative to provide real picture of the public debt and remove the misconceptions being spread in the public debates and media. She further maintained that the Public...


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پلاننگ کمیشن پاکستان نے یو این ڈی پی کے تعاون سے تعلیم، صحت، خوراک و غذائیت، صنفی مساوات، آب نوشی، حفظان، صحت و صفائی، غربت، مزدوری و زرائع روزگار کے حوالے سے تحقیق کے لئے میسر معلومات کی فراہمی اور اس کے جامع حل میں پیش آنے والے مسائل کے حل اور جامح تجاویز پر مبنی اور پائیدار ترقیاتی اہداف کی نئی ویب سائٹ کا اجراء کر دیا ہے

9 July 2018

پلاننگ کمیشن پاکستان نے یو این ڈی پی کے تعاون سے تعلیم، صحت، خوراک و غذائیت، صنفی مساوات، آب نوشی، حفظان، صحت و صفائی، غربت، مزدوری و زرائع روزگار کے حوالے سے تح...


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وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات کے زیر اہتمام پاک چین اقتصادی راہداری کے تحت زیر تکمیل منصوبوں کی اب تک کی صورتحال اور مقررہ مدت کے دوران ان کی تکمیل کے لیے 55واں جائزہ اجلاس منگل کی سہہ پہر وزارت منصوبہ بندی کے آڈیٹوریم میں طلب کیا گیا ہے

9 July 2018

وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات کے زیر اہتمام پاک چین اقتصادی راہداری کے تحت زیر تکمیل منصوبوں کی اب تک کی صورتحال اور مقررہ مدت کے دوران ان کی تکمیل کے لیے 55واں ...


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وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات میں تیز تر معاشی ترقی کے لیے روزگار کے مواقع فراہم کرنے پر ایک روزہ سیمینار کا انعقاد کیا گیا

4 July 2018

وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات میں تیز تر معاشی ترقی کے لیے روزگار کے مواقع فراہم کرنے پر ایک روزہ سیمینار کا انعقاد کیا گیا۔ سیمینار کا اہتمام وزارت منصوبہ بند...


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Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform has taken notice of the situation and desired all possible initiatives may be taken to restore and preserve the quality of water in twin cities

22 June 2018

Water scarcity has emerged as a thorny challenge for the government and society in Pakistan. Inadequate rainfalls and reduced glacial melt has decreased the amount of stored water and two major reservoirs are just a notch above the dead level. The situation is apprehended to aggravate until a g...


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CPEC to play an immense role in the development of remote regions of Pakistan: Secretary PD&R

13 June 2018

اسلام آباد، 13جون، 2018 سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ سی پیک کی بدولت پاکستان کے دورآفتادہ علاقے ترقی کے نئے دور میں داخل ہوں گ...


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نگران وفاقی وزیر خزانہ و منصوبہ بندی کا وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات کا دورہ۔ اس موقع پر وزارت کے اعلی افسران نے اجلاس میں شرکت کی

12 June 2018

وفاقی وزیر کا اعلی افسران سے تعارف اور شعبہ جات اور وزارت کے ماتحت جاری منصوبوں کے حوالے سے بریفنگ دی گئی۔ سیکریٹری وزارت منصوبہ بندی شعیب احمد صدیقی کی جانب سے ا...


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Clarification of the news item on CDWP appeared in EXPRESS TRIBUNE on 08 June 2018

8 June 2018

Need has been felt to clarify a press report published in the daily Express Tribune (08-06-2018) today regarding CDWP meeting. Unfortunately, the report shows complete lack of understanding about the role, function and convenership of the forum. It would have been better if the correspondent c...


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اعلی سطحی افغان وفد کی منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ڈپٹی چیئرمین سرتاج عزیز سے اسلام آباد میں ملاقات

28 May 2018

اعلی سطحی افغان وفد کی منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ڈپٹی چیئرمین سرتاج عزیز سے اسلام آباد میں ملاقات وفد کی سربراہی افغان صدر اشرف غنی کے مشیر برائے انفراسٹرکچر و ٹیکنا...


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CDWP approved 24 projects of worth Rs. 19.6 billion out of which 12 projects worth Rs. 781.39 billion were referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.

25 May 2018

Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz whereas Secretary Planning Commission Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui accompanied the Deputy Chairman. Senior officials from federal and provincial governments participated...


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Minister Ahsan Iqbal Urges Universities to become engines of knowledge economy with highest ever fundings provided

22 May 2018

Islamabad, May 22, 2018: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) hosted a meeting of Vice Chancellors to review progress on higher education sector projects approved and funded under Public Sector Development Fund (PSDP) during the last five years. The meeting also deliberated on the plans for th...


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Federal agriculture ministries were directed to prepare a roadmap within 10 days to boost exports of agri-products to China

21 May 2018

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that the provincial and federal agriculture ministries were directed to prepare a roadmap within 10 days to boost exports of agri-products to China. "Agriculture has become an important sector of China pakistan Eco...


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سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ ڈاکٹر عشرت حسین ہمارے لیونگ لیجنڈ اور پاکستان کا اثاثہ ہیں ۔ سی پیک اور پاکستانی معشیت پر لکھی ان کی یہ کتاب نہ صرف ہمارے لیے بطور گائیڈ لائن ثابت ہوگی بلکہ سی پیک سے تعلق رکھنے والا ہر فرد اس سے مستفید گا ۔

14 May 2018

اسلام ۤباد میں سنٹر آف ایکسلینس کے زیر اہتمام ڈاکتر عشرت حسین کی لکھی کتاب سی پیک اور پاکستانی معیشت کی افتتاحی تقریب سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی شعیب اح...


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Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui Secretary Planning Commission is addressing the 10th Annual PowerGen conference!

11 May 2018

سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ حکومت نے اپنے پانچ سالوں میں سب سے زیادہ بجلی پر کام کیا ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ آج پاکستان میں بجلی کا بحران نہ ہونے کے بر...


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سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ کراچی سرکلر ریلوے اور ایم ایل ون سی پیک ٹرانسپورٹ انفراسٹرکچر کے اہم منصوبے ہیں۔ دونوں منصوبوں پر ہوم ورک مکمل ہورہا ہے، جلدتعمیراتی کام کا آغاز ہوجائے گا

8 May 2018

سیکرٹری منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ کراچی سرکلر ریلوے اور ایم ایل ون سی پیک ٹرانسپورٹ انفراسٹرکچر کے اہم منصوبے ہیں۔ دونوں منصوبوں ...


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نیشنل اکنامک کونسل بجٹ کی منظوری نہیں دیتی

25 April 2018

نیشنل اکنامک کونسل بجٹ کی منظوری نہیں دیتی - اس کا آئین میں کردار مشاورتی نوعیت کا ہے - ترقیاتی بجٹ فنانس بل کا حصہ ہوتا ہے جسکی منظوری قومی اسمبلی سے لی جاتی ہے - تین...


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Federal Minister for Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal addressed a Panel Discussion on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, UK,

18 April 2018

Federal Minister for Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal addressed a Panel Discussion on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, UK, on the side-lines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018. Besides Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, (UK Minister ...


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Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressed IMF’s Conference on Macroeconomic and Financial Frameworks for Successful Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.

12 April 2018

Islamabad April 12, 2018: While speaking about the global economy, Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that the undermined economy of the world can only be overcome if we can create new demand in the world economy. He said new demand comes from new markets and...


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ہے کہ ایک ایسے وقت میں جبکہ دنیا میں اقتصادی ترقی کی رفتار سست روی کا شکار ہے، بیلٹ اور روڈ منصوبہ تازہ ہوا کا جھونکا ثابت ہوا ہے۔

12 April 2018

بیجنگ ۔ 12 اپریل وفاقی وزیر داخلہ، منصوبہ بندی، ترقی و اصلاحات پروفیسر احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ ایک ایسے وقت میں جبکہ دنیا میں اقتصادی ترقی کی رفتار سست روی کا شکار...


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احسن اقبال وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی و ترقی کا باؤ فورم میں خطاب

11 April 2018

احسن اقبال نے کہا سی پیک نے پاکستان اور چین دوستی کو نئ بلندیوں پر پہنچا دیا ہے۔ سی پیک پاکستان کی معیشت کے لئے آکسیجن ہے- انہوں نے کہا توانائی اور انفراسٹرکچر میں س...


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Pakistan to establish a trade bond between South, Central Asia and China via CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

11 April 2018

Beijing, China, April 11, 2018: Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal said that completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would revolutionize trade ties between Asian States by linking South, Central Asia and China. He expressed these views while meet...


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Program Coordinator World Bank Ms. Fei Deng Called on Secretary Planning Commission Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui.

3 April 2018

Program Coordinator World Bank Ms. Fei Deng Called on Secretary Planning Commission Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui. The meeting discussed various initiatives under CPEC and the development projects funded by World Bank. Ms. Fei Deng appreciated the efforts and cooperation of Minister for PD...


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سنٹرل ڈویلپنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 50.5ارب روپے مالیت کے 33 منصوبے منظور

29 March 2018

سنٹرل ڈویلپنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 50.5ارب روپے مالیت کے 33 منصوبے منظور جبکہ 22.5ارب روپے مالیت کے 2 منصوبے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گئے سنٹرل ڈیویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی ...


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A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics

21 March 2018

The CGSS organized a Conference “Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics” on 21st March 2018 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) arranged a conference on “Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics”. ...


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سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 365.492 ارب روپے مالیت کے 34 منصوبے منظور

19 March 2018

سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 365.492 ارب روپے مالیت کے 34 منصوبے منظور جبکہ 333.179 ارب روپے مالیت کے 5 منصوبے حتمی منظوری کے لیے ایکنک کو بھجوا دیے گئے ۔ سنٹر...


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سیکرٹری پلاننگ کمیشن شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ذریعے اس ملک کو بہترین صلاحیتوں کے حامل اعلی دماغ اور بڑے بڑے نام ملے ہیں ۔ منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ذریعے ملکی سطح پر کام کرنے والوں نے پاکستان کا نام روشن کیا

27 February 2018

سیکرٹری پلاننگ کمیشن شعیب احمد صدیقی نے کہا ہے کہ منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ذریعے اس ملک کو بہترین صلاحیتوں کے حامل اعلی دماغ اور بڑے بڑے نام ملے ہیں ۔ منصوبہ بندی کمی...


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Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform releases more funds for Development projects

22 February 2018

ترجمان وزرت منصوبہ بندی محمد عاصم خان نے کہا ہے کہ وفاقی حکومت نے گزشتہ سال کے ترقیاتی بجٹ کی نسبت موجودہ مالیاتی سال کی پہلی ششماہی کے دوران مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی ...


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Launch of “Inclusive and Sustainable Development” an analytical Basis and Policy Framework report

20 February 2018

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal has maintained that the government while devising action plan for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realized the need to devolve education and health sectors at district level to improve public service delivery...


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Mr. Sartaj Aziz Deputy Chairman Planning Commission chaired the first meeting of the committee constituted by the Council of Common Interests to review the National Water Policy

16 February 2018

Mr. Sartaj Aziz Deputy Chairman Planning Commission chaired the first meeting of the committee constituted by the Council of Common Interests to review the National Water Policy here today. The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmad khan Laghari, Federal Ministe...


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Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz

13 February 2018

Islamabad, February 12, 2018: *CDWP approved 24 projects worth Rs. 184.8 Billion* out of which 10 projects worth Rs. 169.6 Billion were referred to ECNEC. In addition to that one position paper was also approved with a cost of Rs. 709 Million. Central Development Working Party meeting was he...


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Federal Secretary PD&R's visit to NUST

9 February 2018

Federal Secretary Planning, Development & Reform Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui visited the main campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) here on Thursday. Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI, (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, greeted the guest upon his arrival. Ensuing was a detailed presentation on...


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Ab Tak Channel has run a one sided and fictional story.

3 February 2018

Ab Tak Channel has run a one sided and fictional story in its programme Be naqaab on 2nd Feb. The contents lacked substance and factual basis. The host even did not care to verify facts from the Ministry of Planning Development and Reform much against the norms and ethics of healthy journalism...


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People of Pakistan are united on CPEC, said by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz.

18 January 2018

Islamabad, January 16, 2017: Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China in Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing called on Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz to discuss bilateral relations and mutual trade aspects. Chief Economist Mr. Nadeem Javed also attended the meeting. Deputy Chairma...


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Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz at Planning Commission.

17 January 2018

Islamabad, January 15, 2018: CDWP approved 20 projects worth Rs. 80.6 billion out of which five projects worth Rs. 60.9 billion were referred to ECNEC for further proceeding. Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr....


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*CPEC finances are not limited to loans only*: Asim Khan, Spokesperson for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform.

10 January 2018

*CPEC finances are not limited to loans only*: Asim Khan, Spokesperson for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform. Mr. Asim Khan said that no preferential treatment had been extended to Chinese Companies in energy sector projects; executed in Independent Power Project (IPP) mode as per p...


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A meeting to finalise proposals on *12th Five Year Plan* was held in the Planning Commission of Pakistan.

10 January 2018

Islamabad, January 9, 2018: A meeting to finalise proposals on *12th Five Year Plan* was held in the Planning Commission of Pakistan. The meeting was jointly chaired by the Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz. ...


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سی پیک کے اگلے مرحلے میں صنعتی شعبے میں تعاون سے پاکستان جنوبی ایشیا میں صنعتی پیداوار کا مرکز بن کر ابھرے گا : وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات احسن اقبال

5 January 2018

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ گزشتہ تین دہائیوں سے پاکستان کا صنعتی شعبہ زوال کا شکار تھا حکومت نے برسر اقتدار آنے کے فوراً ب...


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2nd Meeting of the Coordination Committee with Additional Chief Secretaries/Secretaries (development) of all provinces as well as federating units was held at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform under the chairmanship of Federal Secretary PDR Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddique.

5 January 2018

Islamabad: 2nd Meeting of the Coordination Committee with Additional Chief Secretaries/Secretaries (development) of all provinces as well as federating units was held today at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform under the chairmanship of Federal Secretary PDR Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddique....


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mr. Sartaj Aziz chaired the 3rd meeting of the steering committee for the formulation of 12th Five Year Plan here in Planning Commission.

3 January 2018

Islamabad, January 2, 2018: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mr. Sartaj Aziz chaired the 3rd meeting of the steering committee for the formulation of 12th Five Year Plan here in Planning Commission. Mr. Sartaj Aziz said that Planning Commission is working on the formulation of 12th Five...


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Pak Ambassador to China calls on Secretary PD&R

3 January 2018

Islamabad: Jan 02, 2018: Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Mr. Masood Khalid called on Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, the Secretary Planning, Development & Reform on Tuesday to discuss a proactive way forward for expediting China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. Both the officials discussed progre...


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Seminar on Women’s Role in Rural Development of Pakistan on 28thDecember, 2017

1 January 2018

Seminar on Women’s Role in Rural Development of Pakistan on 28thDecember, 2017 Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) organized seminar on Women’s Role in Rural Development of Pakistan on Thursday 28th December 2017 at “P” Block Auditorium, Pak Secretariat Planning Commission in Islamabad. Dep...


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منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ذریعے ملکی سطح پر کام کرنے والوں نے پاکستان کا نام روشن کیا: ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز

1 January 2018

ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز نے کہا ہے کہ منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کے ذریعے اس ملک کو بہترین صلاحیتوں کے حامل اعلی دماغ اور بڑے بڑے نام ملے ہیں ۔ منصوبہ بندی کمیش...


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Wellbeing of people of Gwadar is the top priority in CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

28 December 2017

Islamabad: Dec 26, 2017: Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has said that well being of people of the Gwadar is the top priority in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and instructed for immediate resolution of water and power supply issues in the port cit...


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اسلام آباد وزارت منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات کے زیر اہتمام پی بلاک پاک سیکرٹریٹ میں پی سی ون آٹومیشن سسٹم کی افتتاحی تقریب سے احسن اقبال کا خطاب

28 December 2017

اجلاس کی صدارت وفاقی وزیر احسن اقبال نے کی جبکہ وزارت کے اعلی عہدیداران سمیت دیگر متعلقہ افسران نے اس میں شرکت کی۔ اس موقع پر وفاقی وزیر احسن اقبال کا کہنا تھا کہ ع...


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CPEC Shaping destiny - Creating opportunities

23 December 2017

The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform appreciates good and thoughtful positive input about CPEC. The articles and editorials appearing in the press are analysed and objective suggestions are considered in the policy formulation process. Actions also flow out on good suggestions in the...


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CPEC: LONG TERM PLAN 2017 LAUNCHED ON DECEMBER 18, 2017

19 December 2017

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal here on Monday said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would turn ties between Pakistan and China into long-term strategic economic partnership. Addressing an event for launching of Long-Term Plan (LT...


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28th Meeting of the ECO Regional Planning Council (RPC) held in Islamabad

15 December 2017

The 28th Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (RPC) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held from 11th to 14th December 2017 at Islamabad-Pakistan. The Meeting was attended by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Pakistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. The Turkish C...


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Mr.Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui , Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform ( Head of Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan being the current COM Chairman) was selected as chairman of the senior official segment of the 28th RPC meeting

14 December 2017

3rd day OF The Regional Planning Council continues in Islamabad. More than 120 delegates from Member of the Economic Cooperation Organization are brain storming to finalize road map for execution of the ECO Vision 2025. Delegates from the member countries are set to deliberate to finalize the ...


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Clarification on misgivings on CPEC

13 December 2017

Spokesman for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Asim Khan has clarified that the propaganda that China prefers Hattar over Rashakai as priority Special Economic Zone is absolutely untrue and the speculations in this regard are out of context and one sided. Asim Khan maintained t...


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Deputy Chairmain Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz addressing to a conference on “Redefining prosperity paths in changing global economy: opportunities and challenges for Pakistan"

12 December 2017

Islamabad, December 12, 2017: “The international ratings agencies are optimistic about Pakistan’s economic performance and are predicting Pakistan to emerge as one of the fast growing economies in the world in the coming years” said Mr. Sartaj Aziz Deputy Chairman Planning Commission whil...


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“Pakistan hosts 28th Annual meeting of the Regional Planning Council of Economic Cooperation Organization countries”

12 December 2017

Islamabad, December 12, 2017: “Pakistan hosts 28th Annual meeting of the Regional Planning Council of Economic Cooperation Organization countries” Regional Planning Council (RPC) is the main technical planning body within ECO which comprises of Head of Planning organizations of the member...


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Importance of the Agriculture in the national economy, food security and in alleviation of poverty for Pakistan, it has been included as area of cooperation in the Long-Term Plan of CPEC: Mr. Sartaj Aziz

7 December 2017

Islamabad, December 6, 2017: Because of the importance of the Agriculture in the national economy, food security and in alleviation of poverty for Pakistan, it has been included as area of cooperation in the Long-Term Plan of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.” said Mr. Sartaj Aziz while presi...


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Spokesman for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Asim Khan clarified about the misinterpretation reported regarding Gwadar port operations.

28 November 2017

Spokesman for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Asim Khan clarified about the misinterpretation reported regarding Gwadar port operations. Mr. Asim Khan said that the Gwadar Port concession agreement was signed ten years back in 2007 with former port operating company, namely, P...


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ڈپٹی چیئرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز کی چینی صحافیوں سے اسلام آباد میں ملاقات کے دوران گفتگو

28 November 2017

ڈپٹی چیئرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز کی چینی صحافیوں سے اسلام آباد میں ملاقات کے دوران گفتگو چینی صدر ژی جن پنگ کے دورہ پاکستان نے پاک چین تعلقات کو نئی جہت دی ا...


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The 7th meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee on China Pakistan economic Corridor started in Islamabad on Monday.

23 November 2017

The 7th meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee on China Pakistan economic Corridor started in Islamabad on Monday. As a kickstart before the actual commencement of the JCC, meeting of the Senior Officials was jointly chaired by the secretary planning Mr. Shoaib Siddiqui and his Chinese counter...


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7th JCC in Pakistan is a milestone towards realizing the CPEC and noted that people of Pakistan valued the multifaceted cooperation extended by government and people to China to Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

23 November 2017

The 7th meeting of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held here on Tuesday to review and approve the various development projects in the mega development project. Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal and his Chinese counterpa...


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Entire country is unified on CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

16 November 2017

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development, and Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said all the four provinces, the federal government, Azad Jammu and Kashmir , Gilgit Baltistan, and FATA are on the same page regarding timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. ...


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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES, BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO DRIVE INDUSTRIAL GROWTH UNDER CPEC FRAMEWORK: Ahsan Iqbal

2 November 2017

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES, BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO DRIVE INDUSTRIAL GROWTH UNDER CPEC FRAMEWORK SEZs to feature prominently in 7th JCC. (Islamabad, 1st November 2017): Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Interior Ahsan Iqbal has stated that Industrial Cooperation...


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Secretary Planning Development and Reform Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui chaired a meeting with renowned consultants from all provinces of Pakistan

27 October 2017

Islamabad: The Secretary, Planning, Development and Reform Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui chaired a meeting with the renowned consultants from all provinces of Pakistan. The meeting aimed at up-gradation and enhancement of consulting industry for efficient and cost effective implementation of the de...


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World Bank Delegation Called on Secretary Planning Commission MR. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui

23 October 2017

A senior delegation from World Bank, (climate change Non-lending technical assistance mission) called on secretary planning commission, Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, to discuss environment, climate and role of planning commission. They discussed collaboration program to make PC-1 more responsive ...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz chaired CDWP meeting

19 October 2017

Central Development Working Party has sanctioned 31 development projects worth Rs360 billion including 12 mega projects valuing Rs342 billion that have been referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for their final approval. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj...


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وزارت منصوبہ بندی ، ترقی و اصلاحات کے ڈپٹی چئیرمین سرتاج عزیز نے برطانوی وزیراعظم کے نمائندہ خاص برائے پاکستان و افغانستان اُوون جینکن اور ان کے ہمراہ برطانیہ کے ہائی کمیشنر تھامس ڈریو، ڈیفیڈ برطانیہ کی ڈائریکٹر جنرل کے ساتھ ملاقات کی

16 October 2017

ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز نے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان تمام پڑوسی ممالک کے ساتھ پرامن بقائے باہمی اور مساویانہ تعلقات کا خواہشمند ہے ، پاکستان برطانیہ کے سات...


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Secretary Planning Commission and Reform, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui addressing the National Dialogue

16 October 2017

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It falls among one of the 15 countries where 10 million people are over the age of 60. According to an estimate, 7% of Pakistan's population is over the age of 60 totaling to 13 million and it is expected to be 44 million by 2050 said th...


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PSDP Quarter Review Meeting

13 October 2017

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform held a review about releases made against various PSDP programs/projects. The review suggests that the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform has released Rs.37billion more PSDP funds in 1st Quarter 2017 as compared to the corresponding per...


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SDGs Unit Briefing to Sartaj Aziz

13 October 2017

ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز نے کہا ہے کہ اقوام متحدہ کی جا نب سے اپنائے گئے پائیدار ترقی کے اہداف کے حصول کے لیے وزارت منصوبہ بندی نے اپنا کام مکمل کر لیا ...


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SEMINAR ON THE “EMERGING ROLE OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE COUNTRY”

12 October 2017

A seminar on the Emerging Role of Social Entrepreneurship organized by the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform on 12th October, 2017 in Pakistan Planning & Management Institute (PPMI), Islamabad. The Chief Guest of the Seminar was Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Sidd...


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Deputy Chairman planning commission Sartaj Aziz Meeting With Italian Ambassador

11 October 2017

The Italian Ambassador Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo, called today on Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. He was accompanied by Mr. Roberto Puddu, the Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy. ​Mr. Sartaj Aziz expressed his satisfaction at the recent 46% increase in Pakistan’s t...


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‎سرتاج عزیز کی یو ایس ایڈ کے وفد سے ملاقات

9 October 2017

حکومت توانائی کے شعبے کو جدید بنانے کے لئے ٹیکنالوجی متعارف کرانے کے اقدامات جو یقینی بنائے گی، ان خیالات کا اظہار پلانگ کمیشن آف پاکستان کے ڈپٹی چیئرمین سرتاج عز...


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Dept.Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz meeting with Lahore Chamber

4 October 2017

ڈپٹی چئیرمین سرتاج عزیز نے کہا ہے کہ وفاقی حکومت ملک میں صنعت کے فروغ اور صنعتی شعبے کو درپیش مسائل کے حل کے لئے پر عزم ہے ، مسائل کے حل کے لئے تمام اسٹیک ہولڈرز کی م...


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Pakistani Interior Minister Prof Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that regional cooperation is needed to counter terrorism.

29 September 2017

Pakistani Interior Minister Prof Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that regional cooperation is needed to counter terrorism, as Pakistan seeks to build a stable environment for development. "All countries have to work together to promote stability and peace in the region," Iqbal said during an exclusi...


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German Ambassador Calls on Deputy Chairman Planning Commission

29 September 2017

German Ambassador Mr. Martin Kobler called on Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission today. They agreed that there were growing opportunities for expanding trade and investment between Pakistan and Germany specially after visible improvement in the Security situation in Pakistan ...


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وفاقی وزیر پروفیسر احسن اقبال کی ہوواوئے کمپنی کے صدر اور سینئر مینجمنٹ سے بات چیت

27 September 2017

(شین ژن) وزیر داخلہ اور ترقی و منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال نے کہا کہ سی پیک پاکستان میں صنعتی ترقی اور جدید ٹیکنالوجی متعارف کروانے کا اہم پلیٹ فارم ہے - پاکستان کی معیش...


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وفاقی وزیر پروفیسر احسن اقبال کا انٹرپول جنرل اسمبلی سے خطاب

26 September 2017

بیجنگ۔ 26 ستمبر (اے پی پی) وفاقی وزیر داخلہ احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان علاقائی اور عالمی سطح پر امن و سلامتی کے لئے تعاون کا عزم کئے ہوئے ہے، دہشت گردی، سائبر کر...


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CPEC played a transformational role for inclusive economic development of Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

21 September 2017

Islamabad, Sept 21, 2017: Minister for Interior and Planning Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor has played a transformational role in Pakistan by providing a strong economic platform, ensuring inclusive development and integration with regional economie...


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سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 53.6 ارب روپے کی لاگت کے چوبیس منصوبے منظور

19 September 2017

سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس میں 53.6 ارب روپے کی لاگت کے چوبیس منصوبے منظور جبکہ اجلاس میں 27.1 ارب روپے لاگت کے 3 منصوبے ایکنک کو حتمی منظوری کے لیے بھجوادئے ...


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Asim Khan Niazi Appointed as spokesperson of MPDR

18 September 2017

پلاننگ کمیشن میں معاون خصوصی اور ڈیولپمنٹ کمیونیکیشن کے سربراہ عاصم خان کو وفاقی وزارت منصوبہ بندی کا ترجمان مقرر کر دیا گیا، اعلامیہ وزارت منصوبہ بندی کے ترجم...


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The integrated energy planning regime is important to provide and update a roadmap for Pakistan energy sector for achieving greater energy self-sufficiency by pursuing policies / plans that are affordable and sustainable: says Sartaj Aziz

18 September 2017

Islamabad, Sep18,2017: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and Reform Sartaj Aziz said that the support of the development of integrated energy is one of the components ongoing Pak- Us collaboration in energy sector. The first meeting of steering committee was held today in the ministry of p...


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وزارت منصوبہ بندی ، ترقی و اصلاحات میں ڈیپارٹمنٹل اکاونٹس کمیٹی کا اجلاس سیکرٹری پلاننگ کمیشن شعیب احمد صدیقی کے زیر صدارت ہوا

18 September 2017

وزارت منصوبہ بندی ، ترقی و اصلاحات میں ڈیپارٹمنٹل اکاونٹس کمیٹی کا اجلاس سیکرٹری پلاننگ کمیشن شعیب احمد صدیقی کے زیر صدارت ہوا ۔ اجلاس میں چیف فنانشل اینڈ اکاونٹ...


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International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies Address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman

12 September 2017

I am grateful to the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. For organizing this conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. 2. Pakistan has been suffering from a multi dimensional energy crisis in the past decade. Power shortages coupled with high cost of electricity have ha...


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SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY ADDRESS BY MR. SARTAJ AZIZ, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, PLANNING COMMISSION

12 September 2017

Razina Alam Khan, Excellencies, Distinguished participants, Ladies & Gentlemen, Assalam-o-Alaikum! May I compliment the National Commission for Human Development for organizing the symposium in collaboration with UNESCO and JICA, 2. The theme for this years’ International “Literacy ...


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ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز کی زیر صدارت سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کا اجلاس

21 August 2017

ڈپٹی چئیرمین پلاننگ کمیشن سرتاج عزیز کی زیر صدارت سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کا اجلاس، اجلاس میں وفاقی وزارتوں اور محکموں کے اعلی حکام کی شرکت۔ سی ڈی دبلیو پی کے...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated Kamra Air University

6 July 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ ایوی ایشن سٹی کا قیام قومی سنگ میل ہے۔ جہاز سازی کی صنعت میں بہت جلد پاکستان عالمی حیثیت پا لے گا کامر...


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CDWP approves 178.3 billion for 17 development projects

6 July 2017

Islamabad, July 06, 2017:- The Central Development Working Party has approved17 development projects worth 178.3 billion rupees, recommending 6 mega projects for further approval to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC). Federal Minister and Deputy Chairman Planning Commis...


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INDUSTRIALIZATION UNDER CPEC NOT AT EXPENSE OF LOCAL INDUSTRIES

4 July 2017

Islamabad (4 July 2017): Federal Minister for Planning, Developing & Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has stated that industrial development under CPEC will not harm local industries and interests of local business community would be safeguarded. He was chairing a meeting alongside Chairman Board of ...


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سائنس ٹیلنٹ فارمنگ سکیم کے تحت نیشنل سائنس اسکول کے قیام سے نوجوان نسل میں مستقبل کے سائنسدان پیدا کیے جائیں گے، احسن اقبال

4 July 2017

وزارت سائنس اینڈ ٹیکنالوجی میں اجلاس۔ اجلاس میں وفاقی وزیر منصوبہ بندی ترقی و اصلاحات احسن اقبال، وفاقی وزیر سائنس اینڈ ٹیکنالوجی راناتنویر ، وفاقی وزیر بلیغ ال...


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Federal Minister Planning attends 11th Summer Davos in China

27 June 2017

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, attended the 11th Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as the “Summer Davos,” in Dalian, China, from 27 to 28 June 2017. Speaking at the event on the global implications of China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR),...


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YEAR 2017; Completion of CPEC early harvest project would bring a new era of development and prosperity in Pakistan.

12 June 2017

Islamabad, June 12, 2017:- The year 2017, an important year for China Pakistan Economic Corridor, would enable Pakistan to witness new era of development with completion of CPEC early harvest projects. “A number of mega projects in infrastructure and Gwadar are breaking ground this year”...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressing at National Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025

29 May 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ نوجوانوں کو اعلی تعلیم کے مواقع فراہم کرنا قومی ترقی کے لیے نا گزیر ہے۔ وزیر اعظم پاکستان اور موجودہ حک...


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Ahsan Iqbal addressing Senate Of Pakistan

29 May 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی احسن قبال نے کہا ہے کہ ترقیاتی بجٹ کو چار سالوں میں 300 ارب سے 1000 ارب روپے تک پہچانا ، ہمارے ترقیاتی ایجنڈے کی علامت ہے ۔ ایک کھر...


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اسلام آباد میں وفاقی وزیر احسن اقبال کی پشاور کے صحافیوں سے گفتگو

26 May 2017

اسلام آباد میں وفاقی وزیر احسن اقبال کی پشاور کے صحافیوں سے گفتگو میڈیا کا کردار فی زمانہ انتہائی اہمیت اختیار کرچکا ہے، جنگیں میدانوں میں نہیں میڈیا کے زریعے لڑ...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s economy has revived and showing positive growth over the past four years.

19 May 2017

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s economy has revived and showing positive growth over the past four years. The economy was struggling with stagnant growth, unsustainable fiscal and external deficits, flagging investment and crippling energy constraints when our government...


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Gwadar would become an international smart port city soon: Ahsan Iqbal

15 May 2017

BEIJING, May 15, 2017: Pakistan and China signed various agreements and memorandum of understandings on making Gwadar a world class modern port city and on leveraging special economic zones to capture the window of opportunity for structural transformation in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was...


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Ahsan Iqbal has refuted news story titled “CPEC Master Plan Revealed”

15 May 2017

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal has refuted news story titled “CPEC Master Plan Revealed” dated May 15, 2017 published in Dawn news, saying that the article is one sided and factually incorrect, based on strong angling to malign CPEC by promoting fears. ...


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Huawei should open research and development centre in Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

14 May 2017

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal urged Chinese leading IT manufacturer Huawei to open research and development center to support Pakistan information and knowledge revolution. He expressed these views while Inaugurating Huawei Technologies Pakistan 3rd Seeds ...


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Pak-China to ink important CPEC related agreements: Ahsan Iqbal

12 May 2017

Islamabad, May 12, 2017: Minister for Planning Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has announced that Pakistan and China would sign number of CPEC related agreements and memorandum of understandings during Belt and Road Forum scheduled to be held in Beijing. He expressed these views while talki...


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CDWP approves development projects costing 130 billion

4 May 2017

ISLAMABAD, May 03, 2017: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP), chaired by Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Ahsan Iqbal, Wednesday approved development projects worth 130 billion including a CPEC Scheme ‘Revival of Karachi Circular Rai...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal chairing CPEC Progress Review meeting at Planning Commission

4 May 2017

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that in order to ensure timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the federal government would work together with all stakeholders and would also remove all barrier...


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وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی احسن اقبال کی زیر صدارت کابینہ کی خصوصی کمیٹی برائے انسانی وسائل اور ٹیکنالوجی کا اجلاس

2 May 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی و ترقی احسن اقبال کی زیر صدارت کابینہ کی خصوصی کمیٹی برائے انسانی وسائل اور ٹیکنالوجی کا اجلاس اجلاس میں وزارت تعلیم ، صحت اور وزار...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressing to youth on CPEC issus in event "CPEC Myth's and Reality" organized by Fast University.

27 April 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے ترقی و منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال نے کہا ہے کہ سی پیک پاکستان و چین سمیت پورے خطے کے لیے گیم چینجر ہے ، سی پیک کے ذریعے پسماندہ علاقوں کو ترقی کے عمل سے ...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal chaired a meeting on Olive Cultivation at Planning commission

26 April 2017

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal chaired a meeting on Olive Cultivation. Senior officials from the Ministry of Food & Agriculture and NARC (National Agricultural Research Centre attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the project for the promotion of Olive Cultivation on commercial scale in...


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Meeting with PEAC members on Health Project

26 April 2017

وفاقی وزیر برائے ترقی و منصوبہ بندی احسن اقبال نے جلد از جلد اسلام آباد میں جدید آلات سے آراستہ کینسر کی ابتدائی تشخیص کے لیے نئے انسٹی ٹیوٹ کے قیام کی ہدایت کی ہے ...


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WORLD’s INVESTORS EYING PAKISTAN AS A LUCRATIVE INVESTMENTDESTINATION: AHSAN IQBAL

25 April 2017

Islamabad (25 April 2017): Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan has achieved an economic growth rate of 5 percent and with political stability? world’s key investors are eying Pakistan as a potential investment market.He expressed these ...


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CPEC 9 industrial zones to be set up in 3 years: Ahsan Iqbal

13 April 2017

Islamabad, April 13, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, and Ahsan Iqbal has said with ownership of provincial governments, all proposed nine industrial zones under China Pakistan Economic Corridor would be completed in a period of two to three years. He expressed thes...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressed at Annual Sports Gala of Imperial International School and College.

13 April 2017

Federal Minister said that Vision 2025 aims to put Pakistan in top 25 economies by 2025. According to recent study published by PWC, Pakistan will be amongst top 20 economies by 2030 and top 10 economies by 2050. He said that with time all the critics are praising our achievements. Ahsan Iq...


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Central Development Working Party (CDWP), approved development projects of worth RS.74.48 billion

11 April 2017

ISLAMABAD: While approving several development projects costing 74.48 billion Rupees, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), chaired by Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Ahsan Iqbal, on Tuesday recommended Ecnec to consider approval of 6 ...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal speaking to party workers and youth delegations from Baluchistan

9 April 2017

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has stated that world narrative about Pakistan has completely changed with converting CPEC dream into a reality and transformation of Gwadar as a new center of development in the region. “Opponent were terming Pakistan as the...


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CPEC offers unprecedented opportunities for Pakistani Business

7 April 2017

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressed at the 1st All Pakistan Chambers and Associations Seminar on CPEC held at Gawadar, Baluchistan on 7th April, 2017. Seminar was attended by all the Business & Commerce Chambers of Pakistan, Government Officials, Local Community and Other Major Stakehold...


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Export Led Sustainable Growth Is Our Top Priority: Ahsan Iqbal

5 April 2017

Islamabad, April 05, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform (PD&R), Ahsan Iqbal has said that obtaining export led sustainable growth is our top priority where relocation of Chinese enterprises and revival of Pakistan’s industries can serve the interest of the two nations...


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CPEC Creates Opportunity To Relocate China’s Labour Intensive Industry: Ahsan Iqbal. Pakistan Can Attain 8-10pc Growth Rate Over Next 30 Years: Professor Justin Yifu Lin

4 April 2017

ISLAMABAD, April 04, 2017: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC has provided an opportunity to relocate China’s labour intensive industries and take full advantage from the 85 million dying jobs in China. “The country missed several chances of develop...


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Government provides investment friendly environment for foreign investors: Ahsan Iqbal

4 April 2017

Islamabad, April 4, 2017: The world leading French enterprises from different sectors, mainly, information technology, energy, infrastructure and others are keen to heavily invest in Pakistan. A delegation of Pakistan France Business Council expressed this interest on Tuesday, in a meeting w...


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Minister Ahsan Iqbal met with Prof. Justin Yifu Lin (Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Commerce & Industries/Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank)

1 April 2017

CPEC HAS TRANSFORMED SINO-PAK BILATERAL RELATIONS: AHSAN IQBAL (Islamabad, April 01, 2017): Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor has transformed Pak-China bilateral relations from strategic nature to economic coope...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal chaired concluding session of Fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

31 March 2017

Removing inequalities and promoting peace & harmony are the key challenges in Asia-Pacific: Ahsan Iqbal. ?Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, In his concluding remarks said, "Asia Pacific is home to 4.3 billion people which is two third of world's population. Asia has emerged as new engine of growth for wor...


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Prof Ahsan lqbal, Federal Minister elected as Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable development (APFSD)

30 March 2017

Prof Ahsan lqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms led Pakistani Delegation to the Fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable development (APFSD) being held in Bangkok from 29-31 March, 2017. The APFSD is a key forum on enhancing Sustainable, Development and implementation o...


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Inauguration of CPEC Excellence Centre by Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal

27 March 2017

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2017: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has inaugurated China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Center of Excellence in Islamabad on Monday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said it is a very special day when dream is coming true b...


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Ground-breaking ceremony of two 660-megawatts coal-fired power plants

21 March 2017

HUB, March 21, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said that energy crisis in the country is going to end soon due to the effective and fast-track measures taken by the present government. Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of two 660-megawatts coal-fired power...


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Ahsan Iqbal Awarding Degrees to Students at Hamdard University Islamabad.

13 March 2017

Islamabad, March 13, 2017, Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal stressed on the need for maturity in the personality of students which can come through scientific edification. Minister said this while addressing the convocation of Hamdard University, Islamabad here on Monday. Federal Minister for P...


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Inaugural Session of National Centre for Physics International Scientific School.

13 March 2017

Islamabad, March 13, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Mr. Ahsan Iqbal addressed at the Inaugural Session of National Centre for Physics’ International Scientific School, Quaid-e-Azam University Campus. honorable scientists from different countries, students and aca...


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CDWP approves 17 projects of worth Rs 99.4 billion

9 March 2017

Islamabad: The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved various significant projects under transport and communication sector, energy, water resources, physical planning and agriculture & food. Overall, the CDWP approved 17 projects of worth Rs 99.4 billion, including five projects...


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Ahsan Iqbal briefing Senate Forum for Policy Research at PIPS

7 March 2017

Islamabad, March 7, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has stated that CPEC would enlist Pakistan among top 25 economies of the world by 2025. He further said that US $50 billion dollar investment under the framework of China Pakistan Economic Corrido...


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CPEC Tower to be built in Islamabad

6 March 2017

Decision is reached to build The CPEC Tower in the capital city, Islamabad. The tower will be the tallest building in the city and will serve as a symbol of socioeconomic progress Pakistan is making across all the fronts. Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms (PD&R), Ahsan Iqbal not...


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CPEC Progress Review Meeting

3 March 2017

Islamabad, March 03, 2017: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC projects in energy, Gwadar, motorways and other sectors would be completed in the targeted time frame. He expressed these views while chairing a meeting in Planning Commission at Islamabad on...


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"Economic Consequences of Under Nutrition"

24 February 2017

Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal addressed the meeting following up on the Report of Economic Consequences of Under Nutrition in Pakistan. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said that a healthy nation is pivotal to economic and social development, which is...


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Mr. Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated SDG Support Unit at P-Block

10 February 2017

Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal urged all development partners to use SDGs agencies to synergize and coordinate their efforts to support Pakistan in achieving SDGs. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Mr. Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated SDG Support Unit at P-Block, Pakistan Secret...


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Inauguration Ceremony of “Executive Management Leadership Course for 1000 Civil Servants

9 February 2017

Islamabad, February 09, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Mr. Ahsan Iqbal addressed the Inauguration Ceremony of “Executive Management Leadership Course for 1000 Civil Servants” held at P-block Auditorium. The purpose of this course is to share modern principle...


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CDWP approves 15 projects of worth Rs 172.1 billion

7 February 2017

Islamabad, February 07, 2017: The Central Development Working Party ( CDWP) approved four significant projects of worth Rs 142 billion which includes Kachi canal project, dualization & improvement of old Bannu road, dualization & improvement of Indus Highway (N-55), and integration of health se...


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National Transport Policy and Master Plan

7 February 2017

ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2017 – Today the Government of Pakistan kicked-off a 2 year project to formulate the National Transport Policy which will cover railways, roads, ports and shipping, aviation, and logistics services. The project seeks to create a safe, efficient and sustainable transpo...


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National Business Education Conference

7 February 2017

Islamabad, February 07, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal urged Deans of Business Schools to help Higher Education in devising higher education Vision 2025 to cater socio-economic needs of the country. Minister expressed these views while addressing to...


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Establishment of CPEC Consortium on Education Sector

6 February 2017

A consortium of top Pakistani business schools was formed to engage academic sector for applied research on various industrial and business opportunities related to CPEC and make this project, a real game changer. The decision was taken in a meeting at Planning Commission Islamabad, under the ...


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Ahsan Iqbal chairs 60th National Logistics Board (NLB) Meeting

6 February 2017

Islamabad, February 6, 2017: The 60th meeting of the National Logistic Board (NLB) was held here on Monday. Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Chairman NLB Prof. Ahsan Iqbal presided over the meeting which was attended by other members of the apex logistics body. Quarter Ma...


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Ahsan meets senior officials of state department, USAID

3 February 2017

(Washington, D.C) Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Professor Dr. Ahsan Iqbal today held a joint meeting with senior officials of the State Department and the USAID at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC. Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani also joined the meeting. The mee...


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Business plan needed for the revival of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA).

27 January 2017

Islamabad : Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that revenue maximisation, cost rationalisation and growth driven based on improved services and end to end envisioned business plan needed for the revival of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA). He exp...


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Ahsan Iqbal chaired a meeting on special committee formed by ECC to supervise reforms of PIA.

23 January 2017

Federal Minister for Planning and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that 2017 will be the year of the restoration of the PIA. He dircted PIA's senior management to develop a comprehensive two-year plan for its restoration by 26 January. Ahsan Iqbal chaired a meeting on special committee formed by ...


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CPEC website Launching : Federal Minister

19 January 2017

To provide access to accurate information, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform (PD&R) had lunched official website of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Minister PD&R Ahsan Iqbal has launched the website in a post 6th Joint Cooperation follow up meeting on Thursday which was attended by ...


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6th Post JCC Meeting under the chairmanship of Federal Minister

19 January 2017

Islamabad--Jan 19, 2017: Expressing their full support to China Pakistan Economic Corridor, federal and provincial governments have agreed to complete homework on new projects approved by 6th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) to ensure its speedy and timely implementation. The decision was tak...


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Solve the crises of potable water shortage in Gwadar.

18 January 2017

Islamabad, Jan 18, 2017: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform (PD&R) Professor Ahsan Iqbal has instructed concerned authorities to immediately solve the crises of potable water shortage in Gwadar. “Keeping in view the future expansion of Gwadar City, Port and planned industrializa...


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CDWP approves 18 projects of worth Rs 154 billion

17 January 2017

Islamabad : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved various significant projects to transmit electricity from the power plants to the national grid for transfer to upcountry load centres. Overall, the CDWP approved 18 projects of worth Rs154 billion, including seven project c...


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Ahsan Iqbal urged local governments to come forward and take up SDGs as their development agenda.

11 January 2017

Islamabad, January 11, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal urged local governments to come forward and take up SDGs as their development agenda. Ahsan Iqbal expressed these views while addressing to the inaugural session of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation F...


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Productivity , Quality & Innovation are driver of sustainable economic growth

10 January 2017

Islamabad, January 10, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that productivity, quality and innovation are the core conditions of competitiveness of an economy and drivers of economic growth and development . Ahsan Iqbal expressed these views while addre...


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Vice Chancellor’s Committee Meeting

5 January 2017

Islamabad, January 05, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal urged vice chancellors of public universities to help Higher Education in devising higher education Vision 2025 to cater socio-economic needs of the country. Minister expressed these views while add...


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Planning Commission Holds RTC for Promoting S&T

3 January 2017

Islamabad, January 3, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform emphasized upon forming of a working group consisting of top scientists to advise government to foster development of science and technology in Pakistan The Minister expressed these views while addressing Round T...


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Officials from all provinces at JCC, a symbol of national unity: Ahsan Iqbal

2 January 2017

Officials from all provinces at JCC, a symbol of national unity: Ahsan Iqbal Beijing : Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal addressed academics from Peking University in China prior to JCC to be held on 29th December , 2016 While making his address the Minister said...


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CDWP approves 14 projects of worth Rs 139.5 billion

2 January 2017

Islamabad : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved three significant projects of worth Rs 108 billion related to the areas situated around CPEC alignment to enhance mobility and to ensure socio - economic development. Overall, the CDWP approved 14 projects of worth Rs 139.5 billi...


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Planning Commission holds RTC on health issues

2 January 2017

Islamabad, January 2, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal highlighted the significance of health issues such as non communicable diseases and how they can be prevented by promoting healthy lifestyle. Minister expressed his views while addressing round table...


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CPEC offers opportunities for SMEs

27 October 2016

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can provide great opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop and grow as the role of SMEs is critical in the processes of inclusive growth. H...


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Ahsan Iqbal Addressing the national conference ykjty

27 October 2016

Ahsan Iqbal Addressing the national conference ykjty Our system problem And lack of continuity of policies The We annually 20 million Jobs for youth Creating Call to eliminate all corrupt dictator And they brought corruption Stack left Parliamentary system solutions In fast Parliame...


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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal chairs Senate PIDE meeting

27 October 2016

Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that our goal is to transform Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) into a leading think tank in the fields of development and economics . He expressed these views while chairing 10th meeting of Senate P...


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CPEC projects on completion will silence critics: Ahsan Iqbal

27 October 2016

ISLAMABAD : Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal chaired a high level meeting to review the progress on various projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Officials of various ministries briefed the meeting about status of work on various projects under ...


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Ahsan Iqbal calls for political stability for growth and development

18 May 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today said that political instability and inconsistency in policies, poor investment in infrastructure, wrong economic policies and disjointed governance cost dearly in the past. We will not let mistakes of the past to be repeated. Pak...


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Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Thursday rejected the Terms of Reference (ToR)s of Opposition parties about Panama Leaks issue and said that the ToRs was not against the corruption.

9 May 2016

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Thursday rejected the Terms of Reference (ToR)s of Opposition parties about Panama Leaks issue and said that the ToRs was not against the corruption. Talking to media at Islamia College University in Peshawar, he said it has become cr...


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Health services: National dashboard launched

23 April 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Health Planning, Systems Strengthening and Information Analysis Unit (HPSIU), a national dashboard which will compile online interactive health information from provincial health departments, was launched on Wednesday by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and...


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Microsoft Launches Pakistan’s first of its Kind Entrepreneurship Platform– Rozgar.Work

23 April 2016

The Rozgar.work platform provides job-seekers with end-to-end career guidance, up skilling, job-matching and mentorship – all centred on a free online hub that brings the best resources together in a bold attempt to address unemployment and underemployment. The platform is powered by Microsof...


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Ahsan for adopting modern techniques in research

23 April 2016

islamabad - Convocation 2016 was held at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), the leading engineering institution of the country, with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal as chief guest.The minister conferred degrees on the successful ca...


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Ahsan Iqbal directs to formulate integrated plan for fast track basis on hydro power projects

21 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal today directed to formulate an integrated plan on hydro power projects to take up their construction work on fast track basis. This integrated plan should consider financial implications as well as demand and supply of power to be pr...


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Pakistan and China sign historic PRSS-1 agreement, takes Sino-Pak friendship higher than stars, says Ahsan Iqbal

21 April 2016

Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed a contract for the development and launch of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) System. Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal and Mr. Yin Limpi...


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First phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be completed by 2018: Ahsan Iqbal

18 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today stated, “First phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be completed by 2018 The production of 10,000 MGW of energy under CPEC would help to overcome the energy crisis by 2018 as well as upgrade the existing road ...


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Ahsan Iqbal proposes China-Pakistan business platform for joint production in economic zones

18 April 2016

ISLAMABAD: Planning, Development and Reform Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday proposed China-Pakistan business platform for joint production in economic zones under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also proposed for working out a mechanism for training of Pakistani human resource in ...


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Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Ahsan Iqbal Announced the Poverty Line

18 April 2016

On April 7, 2016 Government of Pakistan announced resetting of poverty line thus settling the debate which was going on since 2008. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Professor Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Finance, Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar made the announcement. While explaining the need for...


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Pakistan and China reaffirms their commitment to CPEC in a meeting between Minister Planning & Development and Mr. Zhang Chuxian, member of CPEC

8 April 2016

Pakistan and China today reaffirmed their commitment speedily implementing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which will realize the visions of leadership of both China and Pakistan to take the decades-old geo political relations to geo economic orbit. Federal Minister Planning, D...


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CAREC University will be “university of future”: Ahsan Iqbal

8 April 2016

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today state, “Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) University will be “university of the future” by incorporating world’s best academic models with top faculty recruited through international selection. Work ...


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Pakistan proposes deal with Xinjiang to extend scope of CPEC

8 April 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has proposed to sign a five-year cooperation agreement with China’s western Xinjiang province to extend the scope of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) beyond infrastructure and energy projects to commerce and trade. The CPEC, announced in April last year, is a mo...


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Planning Ministry to be made ideal work-place for women: Ahsan Iqbal

9 March 2016

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform would be made an ideal work-place for women so that they could contribute effectively in national development. The minister was speaking at a cak...


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Ahsan Iqbal declares 2016 year of productivity, quality and innovation

30 November -0001

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal declared 2016 as the year of Productivity, Quality and Innovation. He said that Pakistan needs average 7-8 percent growth rate in next ten years for sustained economic growth to create job opportunities for the growing youth population...


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31st Annual General Meeting and Conference of PIDE

30 November -0001

The 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (THE PSDE) will begintoday, December 17, 2015, at the Marriott, Islamabad. The theme of the PSDE’s 31st AGM & Conference is “Vision 2025: Effective Strategies for Transformational Growth”. The...


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Curriculum reforms most important initiative for the future of country: Ahsan Iqbal

30 November -0001

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said today that curriculum reforms is the most important initiative for the future of our country and is a collective enterprise of all the provinces and federal government along with stakeholders for completion of this task in next ...


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Pakistan would welcome Italian cooperation in social, economic, education and technological areas: Ahsan Iqbal

30 November -0001

Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo called on Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal today. The meeting was held in warm and cordial environment. Various issues pertaining to mutual interests, cooperation and bilateral relations were discussed. They exchan...


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Pakistan values its ties with Tajikistan : Ahsan Iqbal

30 November -0001

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Tajikitan Aslo Sirojidin Muhridinovich called on Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal. Both sides discussed the matters of mutual interest and agreed to broaden the cooperation in economic, cultural and education sectors. They sa...


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Federal Govt is committed to prioritizing SDGs: Ahsan Iqbal

30 November -0001

Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal said federal government is committed prioritizing to SDGs. We have to work closely with the provinces for achieving the targets in the social sector. Federal government envisages human development its first pillar in its development ag...


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CDWP on Wednesday approved 13 projects costingRs13.87 billion

30 November -0001

The Central Development Working Party on Wednesday approved 13 projects costingRs13.87 billion, and referred seven projects worth Rs1414.68billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council. The meeting, chaired by Minister Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, ...


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CPEC is a national project: Ahsan Iqbal

30 November -0001

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ashan Iqbal today said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a national project and it would benefit all the provinces as well as three billion people of region. No province or region of the country would be discriminated in ...


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