ISLAMABAD, June 10 (APP): Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Friday directed the Ministry of Finance and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) teams to continue to take guidance from the Parliamentary budget debate and make recommendations for adoption of positive and forward looking proposals.

The Minister stated that the government was open to suggestions and any changes and improvements in the budget proposals would reflect Government’s will to facilitate different sectors of the economy to the maximum extent possible.

Ishaq Dar held a meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and FBR here and discussed post-budget proposals and suggestions made during the course of budget debate in the Parliament.

Secretary Finance Dr Waqar Masood and Chairman FBR Nisar
Muhammad Khan briefed the meeting on all the proposals made by
the members of Parliament in the two houses as well as in the
respective Standing Committees on Finance.

The two officials also submitted their respective recommendations with regard to these proposals.

Finance Minister said that government had presented a business and consumer friendly budget which had been widely acclaimed by different segments of the society.

He said measures announced by the government for welfare of the farmers’ community and agriculture sector were specially being lauded.
Appreciation has also specially been received on government interventions for promotion of exports as well as development of industry.

He said government had placed due focus on inclusive growth and the budget 2016-17 will help achieve this objective.