President Zardari has called upon on a meeting on Monday; for raising the funds through stock exchanges for the reconstruction efforts. The participants of this meeting were investment companies and other financial institutions. The President urged these members of the stock exchange to generate funds for the development of destroyed sectors by investing and running different projects on build, operate, own and transfer (BOOT) basis. The President has asked the heads of these companies to devise a workable plan within next two weeks in consultation with State Bank of Pakistan. The meeting was attended by various important politicians and businessmen.
The President also said that building projects like building bridges, railways, health and water purification are important areas of focus for these companies. He also stressed on the needs of Micro finance schemes to help the poor people.