Govt to finalize 11th 5-year development plan and long-term 2025 vision: Ahsan Iqbal

Islamabad: Minister for Planning and development Ahsan Iqbal Friday said National Consultative Conference aims at national economic growth.”The Vision 2015″ consultative group meeting held in Islamabad where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the chief Guest. The meeting is aimed at evolving short and long term socio economic development strategy for the country.

In his welcome address Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said the group will focus on seven major themes.

These include energy security‚ economic revival‚ with a focus on mobilizing indigenous resources‚ develo9pment of human and social capital‚ infrastructure development‚ value addition of economy and agriculture sectors‚ institutional reforms and bringing reforms for improving security to ensure sustainable development of the country and the people.

Minister for Planning and development Ahsan Iqbal highlighting the objectives of the consultative meeting said about 1000 experts from all fields of life have been gathered to give input for ensuring rapid and sustainable short and long-term socio-economic development of the country.

He said the whole nation including political leadership has the sense that all national issues have to be resolved through unity and not to politicize these issues.

Ahsan Iqbal said fifty groups of experts will go into deliberation and will discuss whole day the future strategy for speedy development in their respective fields.

In the light of their recommendations‚ the government will finalize the 11th five-year development plan and long-term 2025 vision by the end of next month.

He said the private sector‚ academia and civil society have to play their active role to accomplish this task while the government will play the role of a facilitator.