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GOVT INCREASING DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES IN NEXT BUDGET: DAR

Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says improved revenue collection has resulted in significantly higher transfers to provincial governments who are now in a much better shape in terms of availability of financial resources.

He was talking to Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Minister said government is increasing development expenses in the next budget and all provinces including Sindh will benefit from this programme.

During the meeting Governor Sindh apprised the Finance Minister about the ongoing development activities in the province.

Ishaq Dar also emphasized improvement in provision of civic amenities to the people of Karachi.

He said that federal government fully supported efforts for economic development in Sindh and Prime Minister had also announced financing of different projects in the province.

Source: Radio Pakistan