June 3, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to provide all possible incentives to the industry and create jobs for the youth in the upcoming budget to move the wheels of economy.
Chairing a meeting in Islamabad to discuss the objectives and considerations for the forthcoming budget, he said the most affected sectors be identified to provide them with maximum possible support.
Prime Minister said the Corona pandemic has severely affected upward trajectory of economy towards stabilization and strengthening and the Government, despite its financial constraints, provided unprecedented stimulus economic package to support businesses and industry and to minimize the impact of pandemic.
He said the present situation calls for expediting reform process in critical sectors to reduce burden on national exchequer and provide relief to the masses.
Finance Adviser Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh apprised the meeting about the overall state of economy besides objectives and considerations for the next budget.