'Need for Public Private Partnership to drive growth'

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Omar has said that public-private partnership is needed to advance development.

Addressing the ceremony of Chambers across Pakistan in Islamabad, he said that public private partnership is not something new.

He said that the Public Private Partnership Authority was created but there were no roles but not being a chief executive officer (CEO). The present government has appointed the CEO of the Public Private Partnership Authority. New roles are being created to enable this authority.

Asad Omar said that he has visited eight chambers of Pakistan as Finance Minister. Ninety-nine percent of the Chambers' questions are related to the Federal Board of Revenue.

Addressing the businessmen, he said that the planning ministry is concerned with C-PAC and other policy-making.

On the occasion, traders criticized the government's performance of the C-pack.

President Gwadar Chamber said that the government talks a lot on the C-pack but nothing works. Gwadar highway projects are in the PSDP but work is not working or money is being issued.

He said that there is a problem of connectivity with the grid in Gwadar and recently there was talk of Chinese and they are ready. For this there are funds in PSDP but not being issued.

President Gwadar Chamber said that if someone comes to Pakistan from outside he does not get NOC for Balochistan and Gwadar.

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