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Malaysian minister off to Pakistan to share vision for economic transformation

(2013-09-11)


Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department, left for Pakistan today (Monday) on an invitation by the Government of Pakistan to share with much-acclaimed Big Fast Results (BFR) methodology adopted in Malaysia to implement the national transformation programme in Malaysia. 

Mr. Idris Jala, invited to visit Pakistan by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning & Development, will meet Pakistan’s top political leadership, including Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and share with him and his team the key pillars of BFR methodology successfully implemented in Malaysia to spearhead its economic transformation. The BFR is being implemented in Malaysia under the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), headed by Mr. Idris Jala. 

During the two-day visit, Mr. Idris Jala and his four-member team from PEMANDU will hold extensive talks with Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and senior officials from the Ministry of Planning & Development before attending a day-long seminar to be attended by Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and key members of his cabinet. Mr. Idris Jala would give a detailed presentation on the dedicated tools, strategies, monitoring and implementation frameworks adopted under BFR to successfully turn around under-performing sectors.

A similar day-long exercise has been planned in Lahore to be visited by the Malaysian delegation on 11th September to brief Punjab Chief Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and his team to reform and transform various government sectors. 

Before boarding the Islamabad-bound flight at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport where he was seen off by Deputy High Commission for Pakistan in Malaysia Mr. Mohammad Nadeem Khan and Commercial Counselor Mr. Wajihullah Kundi, Mr. Idris Jala commended the Pakistan government’s long-term vision to transform its economic and government structures to accelerate growth and to achieve the status of middle income country. 

“We will try to support Pakistan’s transformational journey as best as we can,” he said, adding he was honoured to have received the invitation to visit Pakistan and share with the country’s leadership key features of Malaysia’s transformation story.