Govt committed to achieve GDP growth target of 6pc: Dar

Govt committed to achieve GDP growth target of 6pc: Dar

Islamabad (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said the government is determined to achieve the GDP growth target of 6 percent in the current fiscal year.

While chairing a meeting at the Ministry of Finance on Sunday regarding implementation measures for the budget, FY 2017-18, Dar said through prudent economic policies and strict financial discipline, the present government has been able to achieve macroeconomic stability, and now the focus is on achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. 

The Finance Secretary briefed the Finance Minister on the status of implementation of measures announced in the budget for FY 2017-18, said a statement issued here.

The Minister was informed that notifications to implement various decisions and announcements of the budget were being issued, and most of the work in this regard had been completed.

 The Finance Minister urged officials of Finance Division to ensure that necessary formalities regarding implementation of budgetary measures, including issuance of the requisite notifications, are completed in a smooth and timely manner.