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The government has set the agriculture sector growth target at 3.5 per cent while industrial sector's growth target has been set at 7.7 per cent for financial year 2016-17.         

According to budgetary documents, the agriculture sector is targeted to grow by 3.5 per cent on the basis of expected contributions of important crops, cotton ginned, livestock, fishery and forestry.           

Similarly, the industrial sector is expected to grow by 7.7 per cent during 2016-17 on the back of better energy supply and planned investment under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.     

The mining and quarrying sector is projected to grow by 7.4 per cent, besides the manufacturing sector is expected to grow by 6.1 per cent for 2016-17.


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