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Minister for planning emphasizes role of sector specialists in PSDP projects

Islamabad, 28 March, 2024 (GNP): Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal held a meeting with the Sector Specialists of the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives.

Highlighting the significance of harnessing technical expertise, Minister Ahsan Iqbal stressed that Sector Specialists play a vital role in the success of all Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects.

Minister Ahsan Iqbal underscored the importance of Sector Specialists in fostering strategic thought leadership, shaping key areas of development, and ensuring adherence to global best practices.

He emphasized that their expertise should not be confined to initial project proposals (PC1), but rather extend to developing thought leadership for future development endeavors.

Recognizing the challenges faced by sectors with low productivity, such as agriculture and housing, Minister Ahsan Iqbal emphasized the need for expert research and knowledge to drive Pakistan towards sustainable growth.

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He called for collaboration among top minds from these sectors to devise innovative solutions to pressing issues.

Minister Ahsan Iqbal also highlighted the necessity of meticulous micro-planning alongside macro-planning for effective project implementation. He emphasized the importance of measuring the performance of Sector Specialists through evidence-based decision-making to ensure output-oriented results.

As Pakistan embarks on a journey towards inclusive development and sustainable progress, Minister Ahsan Iqbal expressed confidence in the collective expertise of Sector Specialists to overcome challenges and realize the nation’s vision.