ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Macro Economic Advisory Group was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday. The meeting was briefed about the steps taken by the government to keep the economy stable in the pandemic.
During the meeting, it was shared that the exports increased to 25 per cent, while a 38 per cent increase was witnessed in the tax revenues. The performance of the agriculture sector was highlighted as Rs1100 billion were transferred to farmers.
The IT sector development, Ehsaas programme launch, and retention in the grey list of FATF was also talked about in the meeting.
Federal Ministers Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Hammad Azhar, Fawad Chaudhary, Asad Umar, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar, Syed Fakhar Imam, MOS Farrukh Habib, Advisor to PM Abdul Razzaq Dawood, SAPMs Dr Sania Nishtar, Dr Shehbaz Gill, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir and other senior officials concerned attended the meeting.
Some proposals including an increase in incomes, subsidies for middle and lower classes, social safety expansion, and enhancing the purchasing power of citizens were also presented in the meeting. The proposals are aimed at lightening the burden of global inflation on the common man.