PR No. 77 BUDGET PROPOSALS Islamabad: June 10, 2016

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Federal Bureau of Revenue(FBR) here on Friday.


The meeting discussed post-budget proposals and suggestions made during the course of budget debate in the Parliament.


Secretary Finance and Chairman FBR 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 has presented a business and consumer friendly budget which has been widely acclaimed by different segments of the society. He said measures announced by the government for upkeep of the farmers’ community and agriculture sector are 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 has placed due focus on inclusive growth and the budget 2016-17 will help achieve this objective.


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


The Minister directed the Ministry of Finance and FBR teams to continue to take guidance from the Parliamentary budget debate and make recommendations for adoption of positive and forward looking proposals.