Meeting with the Deputy Chair-Planning Commission in Islamabad
The Foundation’s budget analysis and social accountability work was shared with Mr. Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chair-Planning Commission in a meeting held at his office in Islamabad. Mr. Khan showed great interest in the proposed PFC for KP and shared information on the Planning Commission’s efforts on this with provinces. The Punjab PFC was discussed, work on which was led by Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha (former Punjab Minister of Finance). It was agreed that creative thinking on these matters is urgently needed. Mr. Khan was also interested in Cerag’s social accountability work. The need to institutionalize its lessons through the local government system as well as public interaction mechanisms presently used by the district administration – khulikutcheries & revenue darbars – was also mentioned. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr. Khan said that the PC would like the Foundation’s continued involvement in PFM issues that are of common interest.