'Govt targeting to achieve 7% growth rate'

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the government was aiming to achieve seven percent growth rate in order to reduce poverty and improve social economic indicators.

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Addressing a seminar at National Defense University (NDU) in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the fiscal deficit will be brought down to four percent and tax to GDP ratio to be increased to fifteen percent.

Highlighting the country’s geo-strategic location, he said that an economically strong Pakistan will not only defeat terrorism but also contribute immensely to stability of the region.

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'Govt targeting to achieve 7% growth rate'

by Azhar Khan