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Finance Minister addressed Senior Civil and Military Officers participating in course at NDU

Addressing Senior Civil and Military Officers participating in the National Security and War Course 2017 at the National Defense University here at the FBR headquarters today, the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that Growth is the name of the game for economic stability of the country.

The Minister highlighted that the present government’s economic policies have put Pakistan on the road to macroeconomic stability. He added that now target is to achieve higher, sustainable and inclusive growth. He pointed out that international organizations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund have acknowledged the positive impact of the challenging structural reforms undertaken by the present Government, and are appreciating the improvement in Pakistan’s economy over the past three years. He said that the government is committed to building on the momentum gained during the last three years and pursuing the economic reform agenda with the same vigour.

At the outset of his address to the course participants, the Finance Minister appreciated the crucial role of NDU in preparing senior officers of both civil and military for leadership roles. He said that participation in the ongoing course will equip the officers to make a positive contribution in policy formulation and strategic decision making, which bodes well for Pakistan’s future. He emphasized that the good performance of both civil and military senior officers was vital to the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.

The participants of the course also asked questions related to the economy, export promotion, tax reforms and agriculture sector uplift. During question answer session, the Minister said that the Government is focused on plan to boost agriculture and exports sectors.

The Finance Minister’s address was preceded by presentations of the Finance Secretary and chairman FBR who provided an overview of the economy, and FBR, detailing the tax reforms undertaken over the last three years.

Source: : Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan

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