LAHORE: Minister Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said load-shedding and energy crisis would completely be wiped out by 2018 and more foreign investment will come to the country.
While talking to delegations at his office here on Sunday, he said the Punjab government was making efforts to more improve governance, establish rule of law, ensure merit based and transparent recruitment, creation of one million jobs per year and ensure transparent and accountable governance.
He said reforms were being pursued for better service delivery, improvement of fiscal and financial arrangements and facilitating greater private sector participation in the economy.
The minister said Punjab’s vision was to revive growth and private sector investment to complement medium term development framework 2014-18 and Punjab Growth Strategy to achieve the growth rate of 8 percent by 2018.
He said overseas Pakistanis were a major source of foreign exchange and they were our ambassadors in respective countries and government was taking concrete steps for the welfare of overseas Pakistanis.
He asked to launch an awareness campaign about aspects of hypertension and a joint effort was required in which the government, physicians, NGOs, media and general public should play their part.