Budget FY 2017-18 prepared with primary aim to provide relief: Dar

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad
Ishaq Dar said that budget for FY 2017-18 has been prepared with the
primary aim of providing relief and increasing the welfare of the
general public.
He said this while chairing a meeting at the Ministry of
Finance on Sunday regarding implementation measures for the budget,
FY 2017-18.
The Finance Secretary briefed the Finance Minister on the
status of implementation of measures announced in the budget for FY
2017-18, said a statement issued here.
The Minister was informed that notifications to implement
various decisions and announcements of the budget were being issued,
and most of the work in this regard had been completed.
The Finance Minister urged officials of Finance Division to
ensure that necessary formalities regarding implementation of
budgetary measures, including issuance of the requisite
notifications, are completed in a smooth and timely manner.
He said that, through prudent economic policies and strict
financial discipline, the present government has been able to
achieve macroeconomic stability, and now the focus is on achieving
higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Ishaq Dar said that the government is determined to achieve
the GDP growth target of 6% in the current fiscal year.
He directed the Finance Secretary to maintain financial
discipline during FY 2017-18, as has been the practice during the
last four years.
Secretary EAD and senior officials from the Ministry of
Finance also participated in the meeting.