In a bid to support the masses and drive economic progress and development, the government is expected to present a “business-friendly” budget for the upcoming financial year 2023-24, announced Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday.

Minister Dar shared these intentions during a meeting with a delegation from the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan, who sought to address the challenges faced by the construction industry and present their proposals for the forthcoming federal budget.

The delegation, comprised of prominent members from the construction sector, engaged in a productive discussion with the finance minister, apprising him of the industry’s hurdles and sharing their ideas to contribute to the upcoming budget.


Recognising the significance of the construction industry for economic growth, the association pledged its support to the government’s efforts in overcoming economic challenges and boosting business activities within the country.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar expressed his appreciation for the proposals put forth by the delegation, acknowledging their importance in formulating effective economic policies. He assured the group that the government is actively taking concrete steps to address the existing economic challenges and fortify the nation’s economy.

Dar’s remarks underscored the government’s commitment to fostering a favourable business environment and promoting sustainable growth.

The delegation extended their gratitude to the finance minister for considering their budget proposals, recognising the significance of collaboration between the private sector and the government in driving economic prosperity.

As the government prepares to present the budget for the financial year 2023-24, expectations are high for the inclusion of measures that will support businesses, stimulate economic activity, and create opportunities for the masses.