Miftah Ismail takes oath as federal minister
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail took oath as federal minister in Islamabad today.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to him. Cabinet members, political workers and high officials were present in the ceremony.
Dr. Miftah Ismail will present the budget.
The National Assembly had been summoned to meet, at 16:30 hours for presentation of the federal budget, official notification said.
The budget will lend focus on improving economic growth, maintaining fiscal discipline, reducing non-development expenditures and boosting exports besides providing relief to the masses, promoting investment for job creation, treading the people’s friendly policies for over arching socio-economic prosperity.
Main focus in the budget would be on infrastructure and human resource development while the government was likely to enhance allocations for social safety net for providing maximum relief to vulnerable segment of the society, the notification said.
It will also focus on social sector development and revenue enhancement measures, besides introducing reforms for improving governance and boosting private sector investment.