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.