Public well-being top priority in budget: Dar
Finance Minister chairs meeting to review budget proposals in Islamabad.
Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says ensuring the well-being of the general public is the top priority of the budget and all sectors of the economy will be catered in the final budget document.
Presiding over a meeting to review various proposals received from parliamentarians in Islamabad today, he said that the measures announced in the budget will enhance the welfare and prosperity of the general public.
The Minister said economic reforms will enable Pakistan to achieve higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
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.
The Minister appreciated the hard work put in by the budget team at the Ministry of Finance and FBR during the ongoing budget session.
Talking to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Irrigation Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao in Islamabad, the Finance Minister said that the federal government has always been keen to work with all provincial governments to enhance the welfare of the general public.
They discussed matters relating to the financing of different projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project, for which a loan agreement has been signed with Asian Development Bank.
The Federal government is also making a financial contribution for the project which will have positive impact on the development of the agriculture sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.