ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to promote sectors that produce youth employment and boost the economic process.
He gave the remarks while chairing a high-level meeting on Budget 2020-21 in Islamabad.
The prime minister said it had been government’s priority since day one to reduce non-developmental expenditures especially non-essential government spending. He said giving special attention on promoting this aim is need of the hour in current context.
Imran Khan said corona pandemic has impacted every segment of the society and as a result the efforts to stabilize and develop the economy have been compromised.
Deliberating on subsidies in various sectors and provision of assistance by the government, the prime minister said governmental subsidy was in fact tax payers’ money and therefore requires the best and optimal use of this money to achieve the desired results.
He said current economic situation demanded that reforms process was expedited in order to reduce unnecessary burden on people and to provide them relief.