Budget Advisory Board holds pre-budget consultative meeting.

PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Budget Advisory Board organized a pre-budget consultative meeting for collecting budget proposals from line departments and the business community for inclusion in the upcoming provincial budget.

The meeting was presided over by Advisor to KP Caretaker CM on Finance, Himayatullah Khan. Besides, Caretaker Minister for Industries and Technical Education, Mohammad Adnan Jalil and Officers of the line departments, Coordinator of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Sartaj Ahmad Khan, other representatives of the business community also attended the meeting at large.

Speaking in the meeting, Coordinator FPCCI Sartaj Ahmad Khan said that during the last 75 years, economic growth has never remained the priority of rulers and despite having huge economic potential we are begging before the international monetary institutes.

He said that now it is the need of the hour to fully focus on economic development and promotion of business activities and allocate at least 20% share in the provincial budget for economic and trade development.

The FPCCI official further stressed on giving special priority to bilateral trade with Afghanistan and Central Asian States and promotion of hydel power...

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