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  1. planning commission(noun)

    a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments

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  1. Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission, is a financial and public policy development institution of the Government of Pakistan. The Planning Commission undertakes research studies and state policy development initiatives for the growth of national economy and the expansion of the public and state infrastructure of the country, in tandem with the Ministry of Finance. Since 1952, the commission have had a major influence and role in formulating the highly centralized and planned Five-year plans for the national economy, for most of the 20th century in Pakistan. Although, the five-year plans were replaced by Medium Term Development Framework, the commission still played an influential and central role in the development of the programme. Furthermore, the Public Sector Development Programmes also placed under the domain of the planning commission. The commission's authoritative figures includes a Chairman who is the Prime Minister, assisted by the deputy chairman, and a science advisor. Other officials of the commissions includes Secretary of Planning and Development Division; chief economist; Director of PIDE; Executive Director of Policy Implementation and Monitoring; and members for Social Sectors, Science and Technology, Energy, Infrastructure, and Food and Agriculture.

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