Federal Govt is determined to uplift the living standards of people: Tarin

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Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Mr. Shaukat Tarin held a meeting with Finance Minister of Punjab Mr. Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht at Finance Division. Secretary Finance Division, Finance Secretary Punjab and senior officers participated in the meeting.

Adviser to the Prime Minister and Punjab Finance Minister discussed various aspects of promoting progress and prosperity in ex-FATA districts and allocation of 3% provincial share to divisible pool for carrying out development initiatives in ex-FATA districts.

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Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht apprised that Punjab government is ready to play its role and contribute in the development of ex-FATA districts with clear perspective of actual amount of share for Punjab province.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Mr. Shaukat Tarin emphasized that meeting of the sub group of NFC may be convened to discuss and settle the issue of allocation of 3% provincial share at the priority.

Later, Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht gave a detailed presentation on various reforms and initiatives being carried out in province for the welfare of people and good governance.

Mr. Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht appreciated Federal Government for providing all out support and requested the federal government to play its role in solution of various financial issues being faced by the Punjab government. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue said Federal Government is determined to uplift the living standards of people and ready to provide necessary support and resources to the Punjab Government as the welfare and progress of people is the top priority of the present government.