Finance Commission to be formed in Punjab, says Asad Umar

The PM had earlier given directives to form such commissions in all provinces

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday said that a Provincial Finance Commission would be formed in Punjab in light of instructions from Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.

While chairing a meeting to discuss the issues pertaining to the provincial finance commissions, the minister said that the prime minister had earlier issued directives to establish such commissions in all the provinces.

The meeting deliberated and discussed in detail matters pertaining to the establishment of a Provincial Finance Commission in Punjab.

He said the Provincial Finance Commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) established by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during its previous tenure had performed efficiently.

In view of successful execution and experience of KP’s Provincial Finance Commission, concrete recommendations were laid down to establish an effective commission in Punjab.

It was decided that after mutual consultation between the two provinces, another meeting would be held within a month in which a final action plan would be prepared in light of the suggestions.

Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, KP Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, secretary planning, provincial secretary finance and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.


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