PR No. 264 PRIME MINISTER BRIEFED ON BUDGET STRATEGY FOR FY 2017-18 Islamabad
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting in Islamabad wherein he was briefed regarding Budget Strategy for Financial Year 2017-18.
The Prime Minister stated that socio-economic uplift of masses is priority of the government and Budget Strategy is an important tool for achieving these objectives. Our government has focused on infrastructure development but at the same time accorded top priority to the social sector also, added the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister stated that the unprecedented growth in the development allocation for FY 2017-18 has increased three folds as compared to budget allocation in FY 2012-13. Our government has also accorded due priority to Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and FATA, added the Prime Minister.
The meeting was attended amongst others by Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Special Assistant to PM Mr. Haroon Akhtar and senior officials.