Well-being of people, top priority of upcoming Budget: Dar

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 2 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad
Ishaq Dar Thursday said that as always, the PML-N government would
accord top priority to the well-being of the people in upcomingh
budget FY 2017-18.
Chairing a high-level meeting, which reviewed progress of
preparations for the upcoming budget for FY 2017-18, he said that
the budget would also focus on measures for further improving
ease of doing business and increasing financial inclusion in
the country.
The Minister said that the budget would be finalized keeping in view the primary aim of achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Earlier, the Finance Secretary updated the Minister on the state of preparations for the budget and coordination with different Ministries and departments in this regard.
He said that as desired by the Finance Minister, all stakeholders including economic experts, chambers of commerce & industries, business and traders community etc., would be taken on board while finalizing the budget.
The Secretary said that a proper mechanism for in-depth liaison with these stakeholders had already been devised.
He said that all budget activities would be undertaken according to the timelines given in the schedule shared with the Finance Minister in the previous meeting on the matter.
The Finance Minister in his remarks said that, as always, the PML-N government would accord top priority to the well-being of the people in the budget for FY 2017-18.
He added that the budget would also focus on measures for further improving ease of doing business and increasing financial inclusion in the country.
The Minister said that the budget would be finalized keeping in view the primary aim of achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.