Country’s exports increasing, economic indicators positive: Haroon

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the prime minister Haroon Akhtar Khan Friday said country’s exports were increasing and last three months’ average was 13 percent.

Despite challenges, economic indicators were stable in the country, he said talking to a private news channel.

He said the government had brought down fiscal deficit from 8.2 to 4.6, however it was figured at 5.8 this year and its reason was relief of billions of rupees given on petrol prices and to exporters.

Haroon Akhtar said GDP rate had enhanced and it would raise further due to positive indicators in the economy.

He said the government had emphasized on growth after coming out of International Monetary Fund program.

To a question, he said finance minister Ishaq Dar was the most competent person available for the job and he was putting his best efforts there.