Shahbaz congratulates PM, FM for people-friendly budget

WEB DESK: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on presenting a balanced and farmer and people-friendly budget.

He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the federal government has presented the best budget; a historic package has been given for the development of agriculture sector and prosperity of cultivators.

He said the farmers will benefit from substantial decrease in the prices of urea and DAP fertilisers, agriculture economy will develop and cultivators will become prosperous with the programme of provision of agri loans. The chief minister further said that decrease in power tariff on agri tube-wells will also benefit farming community, practical measures have been announced for the progress of agriculture sectors and prosperity of cultivators while no burden has been put on the poor and low-income people in the budget for next financial year.

He said that people and poor-friendly budget of the federal government will result in progress and development. The Budget 2016-17 reflects public-aspirations and the government is implementing development agenda for raising the living standard of the common man. -Business Recorder