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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar while launching the Economic Survey for the outgoing financial year said that the national economy has achieved high growth rate of 5.28 percent, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Highlighting salient features of the Economic Survey Ishaq Dar highlighted performance of different sectors of the national economy in the outgoing year.

The Finance Minister providing an overview of the economic progress made in recent years in Pakistan said that “There has been visible growth in the national economy.”

Commenting on the economic growth Dar said that this is the first time in 10 years that Pakistan have crossed the 5pc GDP growth mark.

“For the first time, Pakistan’s economy has crossed the $300 billion mark,” he said.

He said that the largescale manufacturing grew by 5.02pc, while Agriculture grew 0.27pc, while the inflation averaged at 4.1pc.

The Finance Minister will present the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 in the National Assembly on Friday (tomorrow) at at 4:00pm.

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