ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday has vowed to continue the journey of progress and said that the economy will grow more rapidly than before.
While winding up the budget debate in National Assembly, Ishaq Dar said that foreign exchange reserves have reached upto $21 billion whereas the inflation rate has been minimized to 4.2% from 8.2% in the current year.
He said that their government is not responsible for the 400% addition in debts in previous years.
Finance Minister said that they do not discriminate between provinces as the whole country is equal for them.
He told the House that the government has given special attention to direct taxes.
Ishaq Dar explained that tax rate on petroleum products is less than March 2013 whereas duty on agricultural machinery has also been minimized.
The price of urea has been reduced from Rs2200 to Rs1800, he added.