Pakistan’s finance minister presents federal budget 2017-18 today


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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 will be presented on Friday.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will present the budget in the National Assembly in the afternoon.
The Finance Minister will also lay in the house papers containing the Supplementary Demands for Grants and Appropriations for the financial year 2016-2017.
Meanwhile, the 263rd session of the Senate will also start at six in the afternoon on Saturday.
The Finance Minister will present a copy of the Finance Bill 2017 in the Senate seeking proposals and recommendations from the upper house.
The Finance Minister said per capita income has increased due to effective economic policies of the present government.
He said national economy has crossed 300 billion dollars threshold.
The Minister said international community is acknowledging improvement in national economy and ready to invest in Pakistan.
He said the government will focus on further promoting agriculture and information technology sectors.