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PTI government created over 5.5 million jobs in three years: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government created over 5.5 million jobs over the last three years, the Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said.

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Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Friday, the minister said that it was achieved because of policy interventions in productive sectors of the economy including agriculture, industries and construction.

Asad Umar said that in addition to that, 1.1 million people went abroad for employment through the Bureau of Immigration.

While giving a sector wise breakup, Asad Umar said that a job increase of 1.5 million was witnessed in the agriculture sector over the last three years whilst during the five-year tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PML-N), a decline of 720,000 jobs was seen in the agriculture sector.

In the industries, there was job creation of about 2 million in the PML-N era while in our three-year tenure, we have created over 2.4 million jobs.

Asad Umar said that the employment rate in our government increased by 62 percent as compared to the previous government of PML-N.

The minister for planning recalled that the PTI had promised to provide 10 million jobs and we will reach close to the target with the continuation of current policies. He said that we have put the economy in the right direction.

The minister said that there has been record production of major crops over the last two years whilst the textile industry which is witnessing expansion is facing shortage of workers.

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