Prime Minister's remarks during National Economic Council (NEC) Meeting

May 19, 2017

- Pakistan's Economic indicators have significantly improved and are acknowledged by international financial rating institutions.

- 5.28% growth rate is commendable.

- Pakistan is now among fastest growing economies.

- Federal and Provincial governments are working in harmony for development of the country.

- CPEC projects are on fast track.

- During Belt and Road Forum at China all Chief Ministers accompanied me and the world saw that Pakistan unanimously stands for development and it was a very positive message that we are united.

- We are focusing on Energy projects. Not only power supply is our priority but we are providing affordable power supply for consumers.

- We are focusing on a balanced mix of sources for energy including LNG, Coal, Hydel, Solar and Wind.

- Infrastructure is the key to development and we are focusing on roads and communication networks.

- Development should not be politicized. Pakistan's development is everyone's prosperity.

- People centric approach adopted for development planning.

- Our Government has increased provincial share in PSDP 2017-18 to 3 times more as compared to FY 2012-13


- FATA, AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan are as important to Federal Government as all other provinces.


- Rural development projects of health, education and other social sectors be given special attention.