‘Possesses all qualities of being called pro-people budget’

‘Possesses all qualities of being called pro-people budget’

JAMMU: Describing the Budget 2018-19 as people-friendly and caring, Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar on Thursday felicitated the Minister for Finance Haseeb A Drabu for presenting a budget that encompasses the aspirations and concerns of all the stakeholders and possesses all the qualities of being called a “pro-people budget”.
Terming it as a Budget with a ‘conscience and heart’ to reach out to every section of the society, Naeem Akhtar said the finance minister has adequately taken care of the interests and aspirations of common masses, employees, businessmen, traders, youth, poor and marginalised in the budget, an official handout read.
Hailing the decision of implementing 7th Pay Commission, the minister said this government will go down in history as the sole protector of the employees’ rights. The budget has been prepared keeping in mind not only the people’s interests but both the short and long term economic objectives of the state, he added.