Federal cabinet approves, economic reforms package, mini-budget suggestions

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the economic reforms package and recommendations for mini-budget which will likely be revealed today in the National Assembly session, sources said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan met senior leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at his chambers in the Parliament House on Wednesday.

The premier chaired a special session of the federal cabinet to approve the mini-budget and export promotion package.

During the session, Finance Minister Asad Umar briefed the cabinet members on the mini-budget and export promotion package.

After the cabinet meeting, the prime minister summoned a PTI parliamentary party meeting, according to sources. The mini-budget and export promotion package will be presented before the National Assembly after the meetings.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend today’s NA session upon CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak’s green signal, sources further said.

Pakistan to present ‘mini-budget’ today amid balance of payments squeeze

The government was set to present the mini-budget on 21st   January; however, it was delayed till today as PM Imran Khan was on a two-day tour to Qatar.

“The mini-budget we will take measures to lower consumption and increase investment,”, Finance Minister Umar Asad had added. “The Finance Bill will highlight the benefits of investment and ease of doing business.”