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Budget 2016-17

Dar unveils budget 2016-17, pitches GDP growth target at 5.7pc

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has unveiled a budget with a total outlay of Rs 4.39 trillion for the fiscal year 2016-17, indicating 7% increase over the outgoing year. Presenting budgetary proposals in the National Assembly on Friday evening, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar described it a historic day for agriculture sector as the budget envisages extensive relief and incentives for farmers. The government has set an ambitious growth target at 5.7pc in the next fiscal year. This is a deficit budget with a Rs 1.2…