Islamabad, May 30, 2023 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif says priority will be given to provide more relief to the people and development of the economy in the next budget. He stated this while chairing a meeting on budget proposals in Lahore on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister said the measures to increase the production and exports of the industrial sector will be part of the budget. Shehbaz Sharif said he will personally ensure that proposals from the industrial sector are made part of the budget. He instructed the authorities to remove all unnecessary barriers among small, large and export industries.

The Prime Minister said the previous government deliberately stopped investment and industrial development in the country and broke the IMF agreement. He said the government, the entire nation, industrialists and businessmen are working together for a better Pakistan.

Shehbaz Sharif said the events of May 9 not only spread chaos but also caused serious economic damage to Pakistan. The Prime Minister vowed to cut the cost of production by providing cheap energy to the industry. He said the government will also ensure that banks provide loans to small industries on easy terms.

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