Ishaq Dar

Post-budget conference: Dar defends govt’s economic policies

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Ishaq Dar in his post-budget news conference, yet again painted a rosy picture of government’s economic policies and claimed Pakistan is going to become Asian Tiger.

He said “our mission is to save Pakistan from bankruptcy like we did in 2013.” He defended imposition of new taxes and said the government’s targets are very clear to achieve tax targets. He said “we are going to become Asian Tiger.” The government believes in revival of agriculture sector, said Dar.

“Keeping in view difficulties faced by the agriculture sector the government has announced relief for farmers and has taken special steps in the budget,” he said. He said that measures are being taken to enhance exports targets, adding that after the competition of operation Zarb e Azb economy will be improved further.

“We have set the exports target and will achieve it in stage wise,” said. The minister said that government will monitor the markets to keep prices in control during the Ramazan.


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