Budget will prove to be the basis of overall economic progress of the country in the coming days: Prime Minister Gilani


Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the government’s finance team has put together all their efforts in preparing a balanced and pro people budget, which in the coming day will prove to be the basis of overall economic progress of the country. He mentioned that transfer of resources to the province would help in addressing the pressing problems of the people.

The Prime Minister was talking to Parliamentarians who called on him at his Parliament House Chamber here this afternoon. Talking about the education and health sector development, he said that if taken together the Federal and Provincial Government would be spending 32% additional resources in these sectors

Regarding the debates and suggestions put forth by Parliamentarians on various budgetary proposals, the Prime Minister appreciated the efforts and seriousness of the public representatives. He added that the Upper House has also held a useful debate on the budget.

The Prime Minister maintained that the wheat and sugarcane production in the country has shown remarkable increase as compared to year 2008-09 owing to the better pricing and supportive policies of the government. Commenting on the government’s fiscal policies, the Prime Minister said that prudent expenditure management and better resource mobilization has been the hallmark during the year ending on June 2011 which would be continued to provide space for overall growth.

The Parliamentarian informed the Prime Minister about various issues relating to their respective constituencies. They also briefed him about the status of development schemes in their areas.

The Parliamentarians included Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi and MNAs, Ms. Fiza Junejo and Mr. Khan Zada Khan.

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