PM Shehbaz Forms Economic Advisory Council Ahead of Upcoming Budget

PM Shehbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a high-powered Economic Advisory Council (EAC) just before the upcoming fiscal year budget.

According to a notification issued by the Finance Division, the Prime Minister has approved the formation of the EAC with immediate effect and until further notice.

The EAC comprises Jahangir Khan Tareen, Saquib H. Sherazi, Shahzad Saleem, Musadaq Zulqarnain, Dr. Ijaz Nabi, Asif Peer, Ziad Bashir, and Selman Ahmed. The Council will be chaired by the Prime Minister, who will convene meetings as needed.

Notably, the government is set to present next year’s budget on June 6 or 7. The EAC will finalize tax policies and other new government initiatives following approval from the IMF.