PM for enhanced private sector role in development projects


LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday asked the Punjab Government to ensure the enhanced participation of the private sector in the development projects as the government had limited resources to carry out works.

Co-chairing the meeting of the Punjab Cabinet along with Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar here, the prime minister called for the implementation of different models of the public-private partnership to reduce the burden on the government.

The cabinet meeting discussed the public-private partnership in various development projects during fiscal 2019-20.

The prime minister said human capital was the biggest strength of Pakistan so it was required to create maximum employment opportunities for the skilled workforce.

He also directed for the launch of special projects to promote the agriculture sector and enhance its produce.

Lamenting the spending of Rs 12 billion on mere Metro Bus Service, the prime minister said such a huge amount could have been allocated for uplift of education and health sectors.

He said the social welfare should be the objective of every development project which should be designed keeping in view their feasibility as well as by ascertaining their schedule for completion.

Calling for easing out the investment process, the prime minister directed for facilitating the investors through one-window operations. The incumbent government is giving special focus for bringing ease of doing business, he added.