Minister: (Ahsan directs to finalize plan for sustainable growth)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that strategy should be devised for sustainable growth and economic stability.

He stated this while reviewing the proposals to finalize the 12th five-year plan in Islamabad. The minister directed that the upcoming five year plan should focus on modernizing agriculture, health, education, basic and higher infrastructure, set tangible goals for uplifting social sector, poverty alleviation, services sector, increase exports and trade.

Ahsan Iqbal said that the 12th Five Year Plan would set pace for an emerging and prosperous Pakistan through a knowledge based economy and a clear roadmap envisioned in Vision 2025.

He said that economic experts need to brainstorm on how the country can grab maximum advantages from the CPEC to boost up industrial sector.