In Islamabad, the government is improving the governance structure

In Islamabad, the government is improving the governance structure

Asad Umar, the federal minister of planning and development, said that the government is improving the governance structure in the federal capital and implement a single regulatory framework.

Asad Umar told that will remove the discriminatory system of previous governments and that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) would now be in charge of housing societies. According to the minister, Ghazi Barotha would also launch a new water system to give 100 million gallons of water every day to Islamabad.

He said that the government did an outstanding job in the federal capital’s rural neighborhoods and that work on four hospitals is currently underway.

So, what are the barriers to servicing citizens who live in rural villages, slums and don’t have access to sanitation, clean water, or essential nutrition? What are structural adjustments required to ensure that public spending has a beneficial impact on the lives of those who most need it?

Incentives, decision-making processes, and accountability are more critical than incompetence and corruption. Don’t get us wrong: we have “accountability,” and we put a lot of effort into “process accountability.” Everyone is working hard to ensure that no single rupee is stolen, from PC-1s to PPRA guidelines to the NAB and the Auditor General.

There is always a room of improvement and the government is improving the governance structure to work more efficiently and diligently. They will remove the discriminatory system of previous governments and will work with advance and effective governance structure. CDA will be in charge of every housing society from n ow onwards in Islamabad so that the measurements on hazards would be taken by them before. New water system to provide water to the people accordingly.

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The government will create strategic stores of vital products

The government will create strategic stores of vital products

Islamabad: According to Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, the government is dedicated to creating strategic reserves of critical commodities such as sugar, wheat, lentils, edible oil, and ghee to ensure price stability and prevent excessive profiteering and hoarding.

He said strategic reserves would ensure timely availability of essential commodities to bridge the gap between supply and demand, speaking at the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) meeting.

The finance minister asked Jamshed Cheema, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research secretary, to design a plan and showcase it to the committee for discussion and approval.

He also demanded that the food ministry take immediate steps to import two million tons of wheat to ensure that the country’s staple commodity supplies are sufficient. On occasion, Cheema informed the meeting of a 0.03 percent increase in the weekly Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI).

He noted that the costs of six things had decreased, while the rates of 22 items had remained unchanged. The committee also looked at the monthly inflation trend, noting that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 1.3 percentage points to 8.4 percent in July 2021, down from 9.7 percent in June 2021.

Cheema also provided an update on the wheat procurement drive to the committee. He stated, “An order for the purchase of 220,000 tons of wheat has already been set down.” Likewise, the Ministry of Industries and  Production secretary described plans to purchase 600,000 tons of sugar to preserve buffer supplies.

“Tendering has begun, and sufficient sugar stocks will be accessible in the country until the next sugar season,” he added.

The NPMC asked the Ministry of Industries and Production to speed up the tendering process and provide weekly updates to the committee.

Waqar Masood, the Finance Secretary, discussed the cost of petroleum products in neighboring countries. The committee praised Pakistan for having the lowest per-unit price of petrol and energy compared to other regional economies.

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