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Army Chief, Finance Minister discuss defence budget for next fiscal year

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has met the Federal Minister of Finance, Ishaq Dar and discussed with him the defence budget here on Saturday – ARY News reports.

According to details, General Raheel Sharif exchanged his views with Ishaq Dar, relating to the defence budget for the next fiscal year 2014-15.

Sources told that the Finance Minister insured that the defence needs will be fulfilled keeping in view the security situation of the state.

He told the Army Chief that all the resources will be utilized in meeting the defence needs of the country.

Earlier on June 12, 2013, the Government of Pakistan had raised the defence budget by 10 percent, allocating Rs 627 billion for the defence forces of Pakistan.

Armed forces of Pakistan have been fighting at numerous fronts in order to cope with the internal and external threats to the country remaining within the resources available.

The Government of Pakistan despite of its fluctuating economy, is full aware of the defence needs of the country in the current scenario, when on one hand Pakistani forces are busy in the War on Terror, whilst they are countering numerous internal threats persisting in Balochistan, FATA and Kashmir on the other hand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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