Imran Khan orders more facilities to banks, overseas Pakistanis
On Thursday, Imran Khan has directed the government’s economic team to provide more facilities to banks for the promotion of remittance and concessions to overseas Pakistanis.
While chairing the session of economic team PM Khan issued the directives to review overall financial situation and economic affairs of Pakistan.
The economic team headed by Imran Khan took a review of the government’s latest steps for expediting the revival process of the national economy.
The primer was given briefing over strategies for creating jobs for skillful nationals and youths. In the session, Khan was informed regarding the promotion of the construction sector and problems faced by the builders. After that, Khan directed Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) chairman to resolve the constructors’ problems.
He said that approximately 40 industries are linked with the construction sector and it is possible to create job opportunities through promoting it. It is the federal government’s priority to remove hurdles of the sector.
While addressing the meeting, Imran Khan said that overseas Pakistani are the assets of Pakistan and facilities must be given to them for easy transfer of remittance. Provision of concessions to Pakistanis residing in foreign countries should be given, said PM.
A committee has been established comprising representatives of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Zulfiqar Bukhari, Shaukat Tareen and finance secretary to finalize recommendations for concession package.
A special briefing was also given over the establishment of e-gateway for electronic payments.