LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on presenting a balanced, pro-farmers and people-friendly budget.
He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, federal government had presented the best budget, citing that a historic package had been given for development of agriculture sector and prosperity of cultivators.
The Chief Minister said that farmers would benefit from substantial decrease in the prices of Urea and DAP fertilizers, and agriculture economy would develop and cultivators would become prosperous with the programme of provision of agri loans.
The Chief Minister said that decrease in power tariff on agri tube-wells would also benefit farming community. He said that practical measures have been announced for the progress of agriculture sectors and prosperity of cultivators while no burden had been put on poor and low-income people in the budget for next financial year.
He said that people-friendly and poor-friendly budget of federal government would result in progress and development.
Shehbaz Shairf said that Budget 2016-17 reflected public-aspirations, asserting that government was implementing development agenda for raising living standard of common man.- APP