| GEO Pakistan|
| Privatisation to be carried out through consultation: Zardari|
| Updated at: 1953 PST, Wednesday, December 31, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday called for carrying out the privatisation process through a consultative process with all stakeholders specially the workers and labor unions. He made these remarks during a briefing by the Privatisation Commission in the Presidency.
The President said the privatisation policy introduced by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had become bipartisan state policy.
He said privatisation needed to be carried out through a consultative process with all stakeholders specially the workers and labour unions.
Briefing the meeting, Minister for Privatisation said the government was pursuing privatisation in an open, fair and transparent manner, for the benefit of the people of Pakistan.
He said today private public partnership instead of unchecked privatisation was the norm. He said Pakistan People’s Party and their allies adhere to new dimension of privatisation to face the challenges of the future.
He also said that labor friendly policies would be introduced to cater to the needs of laborers and to safeguard their interests.
The briefing was attended by Minister for Privatisation, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Industries and Production Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Minister for Investment Waqar Ahmed Khan, Minister for Law and Justice Farooq H. Naik, Sardar Assef Ali, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Finance Shaukat Tareen and other officials.