Nawaz Sharif returned to NA after long bunk only to hear Ishaq Dar

(FILE) In this photograph taken on June 23, 2008, Pakistani former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (R) talks with party leader Ishaq Dar after a court decision in Lahore.    Pakistan vote winner Nawaz Sharif has picked a veteran finance minister to serve in his cabinet as Karachi stocks hit an all-time high on May 13, 2013,  over hopes that his pro-business agenda can revive the economy. Sharif, who has sought to present himself as a pragmatist who can do business with the United States and improve relations with nuclear-rival India, won a resounding victory in landmark polls. PML-N spokesman Siddiqul Farooq told AFP the party had secured a "comfortable majority" at the national level and a "two-thirds majority" in Punjab province, where Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz would return as chief minister. Ishaq Dar, who served as finance minister in Sharif's second administration and again briefly in 2008, would return to the job, the spokesman said.   AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES

ISLAMABAD – The Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif came to National Assembly after almost three months long bunk for only hearing the speech of Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in which he claimed to have made huge accomplishments.

According to the correspondent of PakistanTribe Nawaz Sharif came National Assembly Hall after attending a high level meeting regarding anti-polio drive in Pakistan on Thursday morning.

However, Nawaz Sharif’s only purpose of coming to National Assembly’s session was seemed to be the speech of Ishaq Dar. Because after hearing his speech Nawaz Sharif did not waste a minute to went out.

Ishaq Dar, in his loudest voice, claimed during the speech that Foreign Exchange Reserves will cross 15 billion dollars in July this year. He said currently the reserves stand at 13 billion dollars. Major increase has been witnessed in the reserves of State Bank of Pakistan which are now over around eight billion dollars.

The Minister said revenues of Federal Board of Revenue have witnessed a growth of 15.6 percent during the first ten months of the current financial year. He said 1,745 billion rupees have been collected against 1,509 billion rupees during corresponding period of last year. He said budget deficit stands at four percent against 5.5 percent of the corresponding period last year.

Ishaq Dar said home remittances have also witnessed a growth of 11.4 percent. He said 1,289 billion dollars have been received so far under the head of home remittances as against 11.57 billion dollars received against the corresponding period last year.

Exports have risen to 19.11 billion dollars showing a growth a growth of 6.1 percent. He said that trade deficit has also been reduced significantly in the first nine months of current financial year. In the first nine months the paid deficit remained 13.93 billion dollars against 14.74 billion dollars during the corresponding year.


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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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