Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting on budget matters.

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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says improving well-being of the  general public and addressing their needs will be the top most priority of the government in the forthcoming budget.   

He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Saturday to review budget preparations.

The finance minister said the government has held comprehensive consultations with all the stakeholders and various experts during budget preparations every year, and the same is being ensured this year as well.

Referring to the recently successfully concluded Article IV consultations with IMF, the Ishaq Dar said the implementation of necessary economic reforms in the country must continue with the same vigour and determination as had been done over the past four years.     

He said successful implementation of economic reforms would play a vital role in achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Earlier, the finance secretary briefed the minister on the status of preparations for the budget for FY 2017-18.


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