Former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail says that Pakistan desperately needs gender inclusion (inclusion of all genders) for development.
Speaking at the “Reimagining Pakistan” seminar at Habib University in Karachi, Miftah said, “If we ignore fifty percent of our population, our sisters and do not allow them to be a part of development, then we will never develop.” Will be able to.
The above point was one of the 10 pillars on which Pakistan can stand again for development according to the former finance minister.
Leader of Muslim League (N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Fawad Hasan Fawad, former leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and other economists participated in the seminar.
Ismail, Abbasi, Khokhar and former Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani are part of a group of political figures who are organizing a series of nationwide seminars on the current challenges facing the country.
The purpose of these events is to build a consensus on the future course of action, which is necessary for all stakeholders to bring Pakistan out of the ongoing crisis.
The first pillar proposed by Miftah Ismail was “One Nation”.
He emphasized the need to build a coalition for development in which the elite would contribute to the economy by supporting the lower class.
He emphasized on the plan to provide development opportunities to the people.
The former finance minister also emphasized population control, and wondered if the country was ready to provide basic health, education and food to the 5.5 million children born every year. Is?
He said that the time has come for family planning in Pakistan, the increasing population is affecting the development of the country.
He then emphasized education, which according to Miftah is essential to equalize the world.
He said that we have to focus on education.
Miftah believes that the money spent on children’s education ie Rs 30,000 to 50,000 should be given to families as the country is not able to meet the educational needs of children.
Moreover, women have to be included in the development sectors.
He further said that gender inclusive development is essential. Miftah, who stepped down as finance minister last year to pave the way for Ishaq Dar, said the country must have better agricultural practices to satisfy the hunger of the growing population.
He further said that this sector is important for domestic exports.
According to the former finance minister, there is a need to see increase in exports, improvement in law and order situation, principles of industrial security, energy, currency value.
He said that if the “tax to GDP” rate is not 15 percent and exports to GDP are not 15 percent, then you will keep going to the IMF.
He said that the establishment should reduce its involvement in politics, this will help it mature.