Economy shifting from consolidation to growth: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) Owing to prudent fiscal policies and strict financial discipline, Pakistan’s economy is shifting from consolidation to growth, a senior government official said on Thursday.

During a virtual meeting with Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) at the Finance Division, Federal Finance and Revenue Minister Shaukat Tarin said that the government’s objective is to steer the economy towards an inclusive and sustainable growth with key focus on bottom-up approach as envisaged by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A Kamyab Pakistan Programme is being introduced to develop the underprivileged population by extending microcredit to promote financial empowerment.

The finance minister also briefed the executive secretary of UNESCAP about the macroeconomic challenges being faced by Pakistan and underlined economic and fiscal policies being undertaken to place the economy on the growth trajectory.

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