PM directs Finance Ministry to submit detailed analysis on loans, expenditure
Govt will audit new Islamabad airport; Project was supposed to complete at a cost of Rs38bn but Rs100bn is spent till now; PM calls for maximum utilization of job opportunities in Gulf
ISLAMABAD: Deeply concerned over the alarming rise in country's foreign debts from Rs six to 30 trillion in past ten years, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed the Finance Ministry to submit a detailed analysis to know where the money was spent.
Chairing the Cabinet meeting at the PM Office, the Prime Minister said the government and the people of Pakistan have the right to know where these huge amounts were spent and were these beneficial for the country.
"Where was the money spent, on which projects? Did we build a dam? We need to know as we have to borrow more loan to return the installments," Prime Minister Imran Khan said.
He asked the Finance Ministry to submit its detailed analysis to the Federal Cabinet and said it would also help create a better understanding about the loans and their impact on national economy.
"We will need much more funds to return the entire loan. Instead of creating wealth, we will have to use our money to retire the debt," he pointed.
Referring to the launch of his ambitious Naya Pakistan Housing Program, the Prime Minister said the entire administrative structure for the project would be completed on priority and it would not only generate economic activity, but also add new entrepreneurs, increase skills of the workers and create employment.
The Prime Minister in his address on the Naya Pakistan Housing program on Wednesday said the country would not have to face this situation, had there been any check on the rampant corruption in the country in the past.
Meanwhile, the government will audit the new Islamabad airport.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry remarked that the project was supposed to be completed at a cost of Rs38 billion, but Rs100 billion has been spent on it so far.
He was addressing the media after a federal cabinet meeting on Thursday.
On Tuesday, a man was injured after a passenger boarding bridge collapsed at the airport, Chaudhry said.