ISLAMABAD:

A pre-budget conference on business, agriculture and IT will be held in Islamabad on Tuesday to sensitise the private business sector and incorporate their valuable suggestions.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be the chief guest and will address the conference. 

The event comes as Pakistan faces a crippling economic crisis and the government hopes the conference will provide an opportunity to renowned businessmen, agriculturists and IT experts to present recommendations on IT, agriculture, textile and export sectors, among others.

The government’s press release stated that “it is the vision of the prime minister of Pakistan to make a progressive, development and people-friendly budget by fostering public participation in budget making.”

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According to the statement, the government aims for an “inclusive pro-public budget that will steer the economy onto a higher, sustainable and inclusive growth path.”

It furthered that inflation and economic uncertainty are set to be on the agenda of the conference. 

It may be noted that the government is currently in the process of preparing the budget for the next financial year 2022-23 and the conference is an attempt to partner with the business sector to ensure the budget reflects the expectations of the private, business and public sector.

The conference will provide an opportunity to all stakeholders to deliberate, exchange new ideas and present recommendations on different sectors for incorporation in the next budget, which is scheduled to be presented on Friday (June 10).





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