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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says improving well-being of general public and addressing their needs is main priority of budget for FY 2017-18.

He was chairing a meeting on matters related to Finance Division in Islamabad on Tuesday.

He said that, like each year, the present government has held comprehensive consultations with all stakeholders and various experts during budget preparations this year.

The Finance Minister urged the officials of Finance Division to continue their hard work and undertake all necessary efforts to fulfill the targets for the ongoing fiscal year.

On the occasion, Ishaq Dar congratulated the officials of Finance Division on successfully undertaking all budget related activities, culminating in the budget speech by the Finance Minister and the laying of Finance Bill 2017 in Parliament.

He also appreciated the commitment and hard work of the team at Ministry of Finance which resulted in successful and timely completion of budget preparations.

The Finance Minister expressed confidence that ongoing budget session will conclude smoothly, and reiterated that all constructive suggestions from parliamentary colleagues will be welcomed and given due consideration before the final approval of the budget.


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