Addressing poverty to spur economic growth

Dawn | Oct 21, 2019 at 7:08 AM
  • In times of severe economic crises, it is not business as usual.
  • Responding to mounting domestic business, citizen and political pressures to revisit the government’s policies, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that his foremost priority is to run the economic system on a sustainable basis: a system which would help create job opportunities, enhance investor’s confidence and promote local industry.
  • In the context of the much needed industrial growth, the critical problem areas are the over-ambitious tax revenue target, rising utility prices, double-digit inflation, higher than core inflation policy rate and an undervalued rupee.