Government will bring the fiscal deficit to four percent : Ishaq Dar

Islamabad- Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting with Medium Term Budget Framework (MTBF) and Economic Reforms Units at the Ministry of Finance today. The Minister was informed that the three year Medium Term Macro-economic Framework 2013-16 had been strictly followed and benchmark commitments were being focused. The Finance Minister said we have to follow performance based budgeting and closely monitor growth and Public Sector Development Programs. He said that planning, budgeting and accountability should go hand in hand. The Minister emphasized that transparency should reflect at every step of the economic reforms introduced by the government. He said our target is to bring the fiscal deficit to four percent in three years. The economy of the country is moving in the right direction, he concluded.

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