Sindh’s Senior Minister for Finance, Planning and Development Syed Murad Ali Shah started his budget speech with thanks to all political groups and their leaders for cooperating and supporting Sindh Government, which he said, will continue in future.
The Minister said,” the budget of 2016-17 has also been prepared in consonance with the collective vision of our leaders and he feels honored to present the people-friendly Budget of fiscal year 2016-17.”
He said Pakistan Peoples Party has made innumerable sacrifices primarily for the successful continuation of democracy and to ensure that the people of Pakistan not only have a say in setting out priorities of governance and development, but they shall be the actual drivers of change.
For this purpose, this year’s budget has also been set out in the spirit of reconciliation and participatory politics, aimed towards the establishment of a just, equitable, and egalitarian society. The ruling party in Sindh, PPP believed in the politics of inclusion, participation and reconciliation. Thus, the government will try to ensure that every step is taken jointly and every decision is made with participation and consensus of all parties involved.
He thanked the members of the Assembly, both from the treasury and opposition benches, for their support and looked forward to their cooperation in future.
He acknowledged the leadership of political parties both in the assembly and outside, especially Altaf Hussain (MQM), Pir Sahab Pagara of PML(F), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (PML-N), Imran Khan (PTI), Asfandiyar Wali (ANP), Moulana Siraj-ul-Haq (JI) and Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman (JUI-F). He said that the whole democratic setup including this house stands for the service of the people of Sindh. Through the democratic process they have reposed their faith in us, and it is incumbent upon us to live up to their expectations. He said PPP leadership and the government’s vision was across the board service of the people of Sindh. Through this budget, we have put in maximum efforts to translate this dream into actionable plans.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016
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