Budget acclaimed as consumer and business friendly

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 6 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad
Ishaq Dar here on Monday held a meeting with senior officials of the
Ministry of Finance and Federal Bureau of Revenue.

The meeting noted with satisfaction that the budget has been
widely acclaimed as consumer and business friendly.

The focused interventions proposed in the budget for
agriculture, exports and industrial sectors are particularly being
appreciated.

Finance Minister said that the government would welcome and
consider suggestions made during the budget debate in the
parliament.

The Minister stated that the federal government has
endeavoured to provide maximum relief to the general public.

The budget 2016-17 does not include any steps that would
negatively impact prices of items of daily use by the common man,
the Minister added.

The Minister directed officials concerned to keep close
liaison with all the stakeholders and prepare a report on post
budget proposals for his consideration.