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The National Assembly also resumed discussion on the budget for the year 2017-18 on Wednesday.

Taking part in the debate, Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal said the Finance Minister has presented the budget in line with the vision of the Prime Minister for the development of the country.

He said subsidy on fertilizer will help improve the agriculture sector's production and its contribution to the GDP.

Nasir Khan Khattak said that the performance of economy of any county depends on law and order situation.

He said that the government has allocated considerable funds for defense of the country.

Asiya Nasir congratulated the government on presenting budget for consecutive 5th time.

She proposed that PSDP share for minorities should be enhanced. She proposed that the salary and pension increase in the budget is not enough and these should be enhanced up to 20 to 25 percent.

Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad lauded government's initiative for provision of relief to the farmers. He, however, proposed that steps should be taken for marketing and export of agriculture produce.

Raja Javed Ikhlas appreciated allocation of huge funds for communication infrastructure development in all parts of the country.

Talking about his constituency, he thanked the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for allocation of 7.5 billion rupees for two major projects of the area including Mandra-Chakwal road and Sohawa-Chakwal road.

Pir Bakhsh Junejo lauded the steps taken for the uplift of agriculture sector in the country.

He proposed that measures should also be taken for establishment of research centers across the country and lining of the canals and water courses in all parts of the country particularly in Sindh province.

Aliya Kamran Proposed that more funds should be allocated for education sectors particularly technical education.

She said that there is also dire need of allocation of more funds for the health sector by the provincial and the federal governments.

The Opposition Members continued boycott of the session on Wednesday as a protest over the issue of live broadcast of Opposition Leader's speech on PTV.

The opposition members assembled outside the building of the parliament and continued discussion on the budget in front of the media.

Shaista Pervaiz described the budget as pro-poor and people friendly.

She congratulated PML-N leadership of presenting a balanced budget.

The House will now meet on Friday at 11 AM.


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