Govt committed to complete IMF programme: Dar


FPCCI gives proposals for Federal Budget

A delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) headed by its Presi-dent Mr. Irfan Ahmad Shaikh met Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at FBR (Hqrs), Thursday. SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Meh-mood Pasha, Secretary Finance, Chairman FBR, senior officers from Finance Division and FBR at-tended the meeting.

The FPCCI delegation discussed the overall economic situation of the country and gave proposals for the upcoming Federal Budget. They gave full support to the Government in its efforts to revitalize the economy and enhance exports. Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar welcomed the delegation and highlighted the economic and financial outlook of the country and ex-pressed resolve of the government to overcome these challenges and set the economy towards growth. He further said that the as Finance Minister he had completed the IMF programme in the past and that this government will complete the present program.

The Finance Minister further informed that the present government has fulfilled all the international obligations on time and will continue to do so in the future. The Finance Minister welcomed the budget proposals given by the members of the delegation and assured that Government is fully cognizant of the difficulties faced by the business community and will incorporate the suggestions of the Chamber in the up-coming budget.

The Finance Minister reiterated the importance of business community and appreciated their ef-forts and contribution to the economy of Pakistan. The FPCCI delegation thanked the Finance Minister for considering their budget proposals. The FPCCI delegation comprised of Mian Anjum Nisar, Mohammad Younus Dhaga, Abdul Qadir Memon, Mohammad Suleiman Chawla, Umer Masood ur Rehman, Zikriya Usman, Sohail Altaf, Engr. M.A Jabbar, Mirza Abdul Rehman, Usama Ahsan Khan, Mohammad Ali Mian, Mohammad Nadeem Qureshi and other.