Budget 2017-18 to have sound impact on economy: PM

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APP72-26 ISLAMABAD: May 26 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif approving Budgetary and Taxation proposals for FY 2017-18 after Cabinet meeting. APP

ISLAMABAD, May 26 (APP): Prime Minister
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday described the federal budget for fiscal year 2017-18 as very balanced and good, and said it would have sound impact on the country’s economy.
Talking to newsmen here after the presentation of federal
budget in the National Assembly, he said special emphasis had been
laid on the poor in the preparation of budget, and they have been provided
relief.
He said appropriate funds have been allocated for various ongoing and proposed power generation projects to address the electricity crisis on permanent basis. Measures have also been proposed for the betterment of agriculture and growers, he added.
To a question, the Prime Minister said, the next budget would also be presented by the PML-N government.