Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif emphasised the importance of establishing an economic charter, adding that all stakeholders should work together to develop a framework for attaining economic growth.
He made the comments during a day-long Pre-Budget Business Conference, which was attended by senior economists, industrialists, and businesses and was organised by the government to explore avenues of consensus-based economic reforms.
The premier stated during his speech that financial management was critical in order to boost exports and agricultural yields.
“All of us will have to move collectively. The government will need guidance from stakeholders and experts. The government will form a taskforce on agriculture and exports for formulating comprehensive plans,” he said.
PM Shehbaz stated that his government had about 15 months to implement short and medium-term economic initiatives.
He was disappointed that Pakistan was lagging behind other countries, despite the fact that the rest of the world had excelled by following their development plans.
He claimed that Pakistan was endowed with talented individuals capable of repeating India’s IT success. PM Shehbaz announced that he had assigned Minister of Information Technology Aminul Haque the objective of increasing IT exports to $15 billion in the next two years.