Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 08:15:27 am
The new budget is aimed at increasing growth rate in the coming years

Syed Fakhar Imam (Federal Minister for National Food Security): The new budget is aimed at increasing growth rate in the coming years and facilitating low-income people. The agricultural sector along with housing has also been given special focus in this budget. People can improve their living standards and quality of life. Kisan cards will be issued to the farmers and the amount will directly be credited to their accounts without involvement of the middleman. Subsidies on different commodities have also been suggested in the budget. Overall, the budget presented by Federal Minister Shaukat Tarin is a people-friendly budget. The funds have also been allocated to uplift exports and IT sector which is a positive development. More job opportunities will be created in different sectors and technical training will be provided to the youth. We will witness a paradigm shift with an optimistic outlook in the current budget as compared to budgets presented in the past. The approach to enhance growth reflects in this year's budget.