Minister: (Poverty alleviation, overcoming energy shortage govt’s priority: Dar)

March 5, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that poverty alleviation, overcoming energy shortage and development of basic infrastructure are priorities of the government.

He was chairing a meeting here on Sunday to review the matters relating preparations of the next financial year’s budget. He said national security and rehabilitation of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) are also priorities of the government.

He said the government is focusing on rapid and comprehensive development in the country. He expressed satisfaction over the results of last eight months of fiscal policy being pursued by the government.

He said financial targets can be achieved by keeping balance in income and expenditures. Secretary Finance gave a detailed briefing on income, expenditures and preparations for the budget of the next financial year.