ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday held a meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and FBR.

The meeting noted with satisfaction that the budget has been widely acclaimed as consumer and business friendly . The focused interventions proposed in the budget for agriculture, exports and industrial sectors are particularly being appreciated.

Finance Minister said that the government would welcome and consider suggestions made during the budget debate in the parliament.

The Minister stated that the federal government has endeavoured to provide maximum relief to the general public. The budget 2016-17 does not include any steps that would negatively impact prices of items of daily use by the common man, the Minister added.

The Minister directed officials concerned to keep close liaison with all the stakeholders and prepare a report on post budget proposals for his consideration