National assembly approves federal budget 2020-21

The National Assembly of Pakistan approved the federal budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021, here on Monday.

The treasury benches were also successful in getting approved the Finance Bill 2020 to give effect to the financial proposals despite the opposition’s vow to not let it sail through the House.

Meanwhile, the amendments proposed by the Opposition in the bill were rejected by the House.

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar had presented an Rs7.14 trillion budget for fiscal 2020-21 on June 12.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also arrived at the National Assembly session, where the clause-wise amendments to the Finance Bill began in order to sail it through the House.

As the process began, the NA speaker said that any amendment to remove an entire clause will not be acceptable.