PM keen to establish Performance Delivery Unit

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that his government is keen to establish a Performance Delivery Unit (PDU) to ensure implementation of government’s policies, initially in four key areas of governance including Energy, Infrastructure, Employment Generation and Housing.

The Prime Minister said this while meeting Sir Michael Barber, UK Special Envoy who called on the Prime Minister at PM’s House on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister highlighted that an effective mechanism based on the best practices of the developed countries like the U.K, Malaysia, etc on key areas of governance, delivery and efficiency have produced excellent results. He added that Pakistan wants to replicate the same which would help in ensuring implementation on government’s policy decisions.

The Prime Minister said that the unit would keep a track record on the development made, and other areas and sectors of the government would also be incorporated later.

The Prime Minister stressed that Pakistan is committed to education for all and highly appreciates the UK support for education in Pakistan. He added that this constructive engagement on education will lay the foundations for a better future for our people.

Sir Michael Barber assured to provide maximum possible assistance in the establishment of Performance Delivery Unit. He said that United Kingdom (UK) is one of Pakistan’s lead bilateral development partners providing assistance in the areas of education, health, poverty reduction and good governance besides humanitarian assistance in times of need.

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