Web Desk (24 News) — Growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fiscal year 2017-2018 is estimated at 6%, said Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday, reports 24 News HD.
Talking to media at Islamabad, Ahsan Iqbal said that agriculture sector has performed significantly during the current year with a 3.5% growth. Elaborating on the budget, the minister said that the development budget has been tripled while over 2 trillion rupees are being allocated for the next fiscal year.
Highlighting increase in budgets for the provinces, he said that development budget for FATA has been increased to 24.5 billion rupees while budget of AJK is being doubled from 10 to 20 billion rupees. Similarly, budget of Gilgit Baltistan has also been increased from Rs 9 billion to 15billion