Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed to take all possible measures to give maximum relief to the down-trodden segments of society.
The prime minister expressed these views as he met Punjab Minister for Baitul Maal Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari during his day-long visit to Lahore.
The prime minister was briefed on various welfare projects of Baitul Maal. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar was also present in the meeting.
Economy on path of development under PM Khan’s leadership
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Friday that the national economy was on the path of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In a tweet, the minister said that in the first quarter of the current financial year, foreign remittances increased by 12.5% and stood at US $8 billion whereas exports increased by 38% with US $7 billion.
Under the leadership of @ImranKhanPTI @PTIofficial, the country's economy is on the path of development. The facts are that in the first quarter of the financial year, remittances inc by 12.5% to 8 8 billion, exports inc by 38% to 7 7 billion #PakistanMovingForward pic.twitter.com/tSzwGv7Bop
— Hina Zainab (@hina98_hina) October 22, 2021
He said that the FBR has collected Rs1395 billion in taxes in the first quarter, up by 38 per cent.
He said that textile exports rose by 28% to US $4.437 billion whereas exports have risen by 42.7% to US $635 million.
Large scale manufacturing increased by 7.5% in first 2 months of July-August, Farrukh Habib said.
After 30 years, a prime minister had turned his attention towards agriculture sector and surplus produce would ensure Pakistan’s food security.
According to preliminary reports, sugarcane production was expected to increase by 25%, maize by 18%, cotton by 60% and rice by 18%, Farrukh Habib said.
He hoped next year wheat production would also increase.