VISION 2025 aimed to achieve sustainable development:Engr Khurram Dastgir

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VISION 2025 aimed to achieve sustainable development:Engr Khurram Dastgir

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan, minister
for commerce has said that to achieve sustainable development, Pakistan has adopted VISION 2025, which provides strategic direction to country through improvement in social, human, economic and governance style.

He was addressing the participants of the International
conference on Blue Ocean Strategy (ICBOS) at Putrajaya, Malaysia, said a message received here Tuesday.

The event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Dato Sri Najib Razzak and attended by several Heads of State and
Government.

In his inaugural speech Prime Minister of Malaysia appreciated
the professors of INSEAD (a business school) on writing a book on Blue Ocean Strategy, which he adopted for his country resulting in at least 90 initiatives being taken by his government to facilitate the public.

Minister for commerce, was invited to be a key note speaker in
the panel discussions on Innovative Public Service Delivery.

While deliberating upon the topic, Khurram Dastgir Khan
appreciated the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for leading the country from the front.

The direction provided by the leadership is actually focused
towards improving governance so as to facilitate the masses.
He specifically mentioned the three challenges faced by
Pakistan in 2013, the 3Es i.e. Extremism, Energy shortage, Economic
instability.

He mentioned that due to strong commitment of leadership of
Pakistan, the country has been successful in handling these
challenges.

He mentioned that in order to achieve sustainable development,
Pakistan has adopted VISION 2025, which provides strategic direction
to country through improvement in social, human, economic and governance style.

The adoption of technology is the key factor behind all the
initiatives.

So in a way, despite not explicitly using the word Blue Ocean
Strategy, Pakistan has taken several innovative policies to
accomplish the objective of public happiness.

He highlighted how life of Pakistani people particularly poor
people has transformed through innovative initiatives such as Benazir Income Support Programme, which is a $ 1.2 billion social health programme covering 1.3 million families.

In addition to this, Education Voucher Programs, Endowment
Fund to aid students in their education fees, NADRA systems for registering the citizens, bio metric SIM card issuance which also facilitated mobile phone banking, land record automation etc. are some of the initiatives of the government which facilitated the public greatly.
He concluded that Blue Ocean Strategy has addressed the issue
of public service delivery in an effective manner.

Pakistan has learnt through this conference that a whole of
government approach is required in which all relevant ministries/ departments/ stake holders work in tandem and in complete synchronization rather than working in isolation to achieve the highest objective of public happiness.