Budget preparation for next fiscal year begins, says Shaukat

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Observer Report
Islamabad

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, after assuming charge of the finance ministry on Monday, announced that the process to prepare the federal budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22 has begun.

“I have received briefings from the finance ministry on budget and we will be including various projects in it needed for the improvement of the economy,” Tarin said adding that soon he would share his priorities in the budget with the media.

The finance minister said that it was his first day in the finance ministry after 11 years and took briefings on the working of the ministry for two hours.

Earlier in the day, Shaukat Tarin took charge of his responsibilities as finance minister after he visited the ministry and met with the senior officials.