Finance Adviser finalizes proposals & allocations for budget

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh and his economic team extensively reviewed the upcoming federal Budget today (Saturday) to finalize proposals and allocations.
In a tweet, the Spokesperson for Finance Division Dr Khaqan Hassan Najeeb said the meeting discussed increase in allocations of programs for vulnerable segments and measures to protect poor and less privileged segments of the society.
Dr Khaqan Hassan Najeeb said the Federal Budget emphasizes on austerity, fiscal discipline, external sector management and protecting the poor.
He said it focuses on ensuring economic stabilization, undertaking projects which create jobs and providing economic stimulus for sustainable growth.
Dr Khaqan Najeeb hoped that the sound policies will lay the foundation of sustainable growth and secure a better future for the people.
Meanwhile, Economic Survey of Pakistan for current financial year 2018-19 will be launched on Monday.
Economic Survey of Pakistan for the current financial year 2018-19 will be launched on Monday.
The survey will provide an overview of the national economy, highlighting performance and achievements in different sectors during the fiscal year.
Its launching marks the opening of budget related events including presentation of the federal budget in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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