Punjab caretaker setup to present budget which next govt can get approved from House: minister


LAHORE – Caretaker minister for local government Ibrahim Hassan Murad has said that the interim government was preparing such budget documents which could be approved by the next Punjab Assembly.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Pakistan Chemical Forum at Expo Centre on Thursday, he said caretaker government cannot give a complete budget, and we are carrying out such paperwork that the next government can get approved from the House.

Minister pledged to give maximum relief to the business community in the next budget despite huge difficulties, adding that the government was committed to resolve issues and facilitate the business community.

Pakistan Chemistry Council and B2B Media (Pvt) Limited arranged the three day event which will conclude on Saturday.  The show is serving as the biggest trade platform to showcase chemicals, raw materials, plants & machinery, analytical equipment and finished products.

The Expo aims at providing a platform for industry-academia linkage and also serves as a milestone step for enhancing the exports of Pakistan in general, and image building of the country at the international level in particular.

The trade show and conferences are covering a wide scope through focus themes. A vast range of products from local and foreign companies are displayed at more than 250 stalls.  More than 120 delegates from Europe, Japan, China and Middle East are attending the exhibition.

Seminars and conferences will also be part of this show where participants will get a chance to attend presentations of key personnel from industry and academia.

Earlier, CEO Bin Rasheed Mr Moazzam Rasheed briefed the participants about the mega event.