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PM Imran says his govt's main priority is to rescue underprivileged from poverty

PM Imran says his govt's main priority is to rescue underprivileged from poverty
August 30, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The government's main priority is to help the down-trodden segment of  society and rescue them form the menace of poverty, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. He was talking to Vice President of Asian Development Bank Shixin Chen in Islamabad. Also present on the occasion were Minister for State for Revenue Hammad Azhar and Advisor to the prime minister on finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh. Imran Khan said expanding tax base, institutional reforms, and out-of-the-box solutions for service delivery are the priority areas for achieving the goal of good governance. The Vice President ADB briefed the Prime Minister about short, medium and long term support to Pakistan in various sectors of the economy, particularly trade and competitiveness. He discussed various proposals for enhancing institutional capacity of the government that would help Pakistan achieve its development and economic stability agenda. He said ADB wants to support the government's flagship Ehsaas Programme. The Vice President ADB said Pakistan can play a very important role in promoting regional cooperation and integration in Central and West Asia region. The Prime Minister directed Economic Affairs Division to fast-track the processing and implementation of ADB's projects so as to facilitate ADB's support towards economic prosperity of Pakistan and its citizens.