Montek to meet Pak plan panel chief on June 24

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New Delhi, Jun 24: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will meet his Pakistani counterpart Salman Faruqui here on Tuesday, June 24 to discuss the development issues concerning the two countries.

Faruqui, who is on a week-long visit to India, is accompanied by senior government functionaries including Water and Power Secretary Ismail Qureshi, Commerce Secretary Syed Asif Shah and Planning Commission Chief Economist Rashid Amjad. The delegation members will have separate meetings with the Planning Commission members and advisors on issues concerning water, power, agriculture and rural development, the current oil crisis, global food shortage and widespread poverty.

The meeting assumes significance as India has achieved over nine per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate during the past three years.


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