ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that appointment of Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, an experienced economist, as Advisor on Finance would extend a fresh impetus to the management of countrys economy and hoped that he would help calibrate the policies for boosting the economic growth. Welcoming the new Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Shaikh who called on him at the PMs House, the Prime Minister said that his appointment at this juncture would send a strong signal to the investors, business and trade circles about the Governments commitment to economic reforms and financial management. The Prime Minister said the management of economy be focused to create economic opportunities and employment which would help improve the quality of life of common man. He further said the Government through stringent measures had been able to check the downward trend of the economy and bring about stability. The need now is to prioritise the specific areas contributing towards sustainable economic growth, he added. The PM asked the Economic Advisor to monitor the funding of the special initiatives of the Government for the poor like Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) and Waseela-e-Haq Programme. The management of circular debt of energy sector is also a matter of immediate concern to help ease the power shortage situation in the country, he added. Thanking the Prime Minister for reposing his confidence, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh assured to implement the Governments economic agenda in accordance with the priorities determined by the Government.