Hafeez Shaikh lauds armed forces for limiting their budget


05 Jun, 2019 4:39 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Hafeez Shaikh has lauded the leadership of the armed forces limiting their budget and contributing towards government’s drive of managing expenditures, reducing fiscal deficit and achieving economic stability.

In a tweet on Wednesday, he said: “All of us have to play our role in meeting our national goals.”

Pakistani military has announced a cut in the country’s defence budget.

DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, in a tweet, had stated that the voluntary cuts in the defence budget for the next financial year will not be at the cost of the country’s security.

“We shall maintain effective response potential to all threats,” he tweeted. “[The] Three services will manage impact of the cut through appropriate internal measures.”

Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the cuts were necessary as money had to be routed to developmental projects in tribal areas and Balochistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the military’s ‘voluntary cuts’ in defence spending, in a tweet late on Tuesday.

“I appreciate Pak Mil’s unprecedented voluntary initiative of stringent cuts in their defence expenditures for next FY because of our critical financial situation, despite multiple security challenges,” he said. “My govt will spend this money saved on development of merged tribal areas & Balochistan.”



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