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Zeeshan Aziz

Urdu Point

Published Date: Apr 23, 2019

Speakers Asks Government To Take Measures For Rivival Of Economy

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online – 22nd April, 2019) Former Federal Minister Dr.Attiya Inayat Ullah has said that during the last two decades there was unconscionable damage to the economy and to achieve the economic stability PTI need to evolve consensus on the economic narrative by engaging all political parties.She stated this during a special seminar titled “Post Cabinet Reshuffle Political Priorities”, organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Monday at Islamabad.Dr.
Attiya Inayat Ullah said though the PTI government did some progress on structural reforms but it lack economic team that could deliver on the promises. She said the biggest challenge for the government is to satisfy the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and getting out of its grey terror financing list.
Zahid Hussain, senior journalist, author and analyst said the removal of Asad Umar as finance minister as a result of cabinet reshuffling sent the wrong signals to the market and concern quarters.
He said such changes should not be abrupt and would not help the government even with the new Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, as the government lacks a clear strategy, vision and direction.Dr.
Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI said though PTI government was successful in improving external trade imbalance in last six month, but failed to achieve the confidence of the people and market, which deteriorated over time.