ISLAMABAD - Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said his ministry has focused on materialising the dream of Pakistan-China trade corridor.

He said this during his briefing to Federal Cabinet about the progress of his ministry here on Thursday. The minister said his ministry since inception of the government focused on preparing Vision 2025. He said Vision 2025 was finalised after consultation with all relevant quarters and analysing the development plans of developed nations.

Ahsan Iqbal said government has set the target to achieve six per cent growth rate till 2018. Ahsan Iqbal said implementation of the Vision 2025 is key priority of the Ministry of Planning and development. He said a Monitoring and Delivery Unit has been formed for this purpose.

He said that Planning Commission has been revived and staffed with top class human resource to realise the Government’s development goals. He said we have helped save Rs500 billion during the last fifteen months because of better scrutiny of projects. He emphasised the need for enhancing development fund to gear up the growth rate as well as transfer the fruits of development to the common man.

Ahsan said they are also working on civil service reforms. It is a five step process and will be completed in three months. He said Key Performance Indicators have been formed on institutional level.