ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Sunday that the Federal budget for the year 2017-2018 will be presented on May 26 before the Parliament.
In a press conference, Mr. Dar said in consideration of the month of Ramadan, the Government has decided to present the budget earlier in the parliament.
The finance minister said that the government of Pakistan rejects objection of the United Nations over the army`s assistance in the census, further adding that the people of North Waziristan and Federal Administrative Tribal Areas will be counted in the second phase of the census.
“Census will also be held in the areas under army operation,” Dar said. “We will also count those who are migrants in the country,” he added.