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Meeting held to review budget proposals

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, chaired a meeting on Saturday at here to review various proposals received from parliamentarians related to the budget (2017-18).

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar Khan, Finance Secretary, Secretary EAD, and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and FBR attended the meeting. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue and the Finance Secretary apprised the Finance Minister of the proposals submitted by the honourable members of Parliament during the ongoing budget session in Parliament over the last two weeks.

They also briefed the Minister on the feedback received from other stakeholders regarding the budget. They assured the Minister that a thorough study of the different proposals received has been carried out. The Finance Minister said that all proposals are being decided upon based on their merit and practicability. He said that, in keeping with the past four years’ tradition and democratic spirit of the PML-N Government, the government is accommodating maximum possible proposals from the parliamentarians.

He emphasized that ensuring the well-being of the general public is the top priority of the budget. He said that all sectors of the economy will be catered in the final budget document. The Finance Minister appreciated the hard work put in by the budget team at the Ministry of Finance and FBR during the ongoing budget session.

The Finance Minister expressed the confidence that the measures announced in the budget will enhance the welfare and prosperity of the general public, and enable Pakistan to achieve higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

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