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PR No. 148 BUDGET PREPARATIONS Islamabad

The Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting at the Finance Division to review preparations for the presentation of Budget 2016-17 in the parliament in the first week of June.

Secretary Finance Dr. Waqar Masood Khan briefed the meeting on the detailed plan for the presentation of budget 2016-17.

The Secretary informed that the preparations for the upcoming budget are in progress and the Ministry has been able to meet the timelines agreed at the beginning of the exercise. He said that the process of consultation with different Ministries was almost complete and their recommendations had been incorporated in most cases.

The Minister expressed satisfaction on the progress of work. He directed that interest of the general public should be kept in view while finalizing the budget proposals. He also issued directions regarding further consultations with other government entities on proposals which had not yet been finalized.

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