Money launderers played havoc with economy, says PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:   (Parliament Times)   Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government has put Pakistan on the path of stability.Speaking with his adviser on parliamentary affairs Babar Awan who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office, the premier said state institutions are dear to the nation.The prime minister said the incumbent government revamped the national economy that had been destroyed by money launderers. “Those who siphoned off national wealth are just looking for NRO,” he maintained. Babar Awan said the narrative against institutions is neither in the interest of the country nor the nation in any way. The public stands by state institutions, he said, vowing to fully defend them.He said the government is heading in the right direction with better economic measures put in place. Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to make the process of issuance of NOC in construction sector transparent, easy and quick to facilitate the investors. The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting of National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad on Thursday. The Chief Secretary Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa apprised the meeting that the total investment in housing and construction projects in the province has reached eighty-three billion rupees. He said significant increase has been witnessed in the sale of cement, bricks and iron.The Chief Secretary Sindh briefed the meeting that One Window Portal has been functional for investors, under which nineteen projects have been approved in Sindh. He said NOCs for seventy-five projects have been issued.
The Governor State Bank briefed the meeting that consultation with all private banks about easy installments of soft loans has been completed and their reservations have been addressed.
The Chairman FBR briefed the meeting about online registration system and awareness campaign. The meeting was told that awareness seminars have been organized in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.
He said one hundred and twelve companies related to construction sector have been registered with the FBR that will work on 123 projects.

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