Afzal terms fiscal budget 2016-17 people-friendly

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan Friday termed the fiscal budget 2016-17 a people-friendly and it would provide relief to the masses.

The government has announced a mega package for agriculture sector in this budget and the subsidy have also been given to the farmers on seeds and fertilizers, he said while talking to a private news channel.

He said the subsidy on power is also given to the farmers as the agriculture sector is a backbone of economy of the country.

The cheaper electricity has been supplying to the consumers to facilitate the masses, he added.

Rana Afzal said, the government has given full attention on Thar coal project as chinese engineers are effectively working on the project, he added.

He said, the government has allocated hefty amount for development and welfare projects.