Federal budget for next financial year to be presented today


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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will present the federal budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 on Friday, Aaj News reported.

The Finance Minister will also present the papers containing the Supplementary Demands for Grants and Appropriations for the financial year 2016-2017.

The Finance Minister will present a copy of the Finance Bill 2017 in the Senate seeking proposals and recommendations from the upper house.

Meanwhile, talking to a TV channel, the Finance Minister praised the effectiveness of economic policies of 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.