ISLAMABAD – Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Ishaq Dar has rejected the white paper of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on the financial budget 2014-15 as a pack of lies saying it carries relief measures for all segments of the society particularly the youth.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said the economy has over performed during the last one year as a result of prudent and sagacious policies of the government. This year budget, he said carries not only measures for promotion of industrial and business activities but also for the agriculture sector.
Five hundred billion rupees has been allocated in the budget for disbursement of loans amongst the farmers besides subsidy has been given to them on other agriculture inputs. Livestock and crop insurance schemes are other major initiatives for the growth of agriculture sector.
Rejecting the impression that the budget is pro-elite, he said it is pro people and specially envisages youth oriented programs which will help generate employment opportunities.