ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar has said that government is conducting its budget preparations based on extensive consultations and input from all  stakeholders,

He was chairing a  high-level meeting at Ministry of Finance on Wednesday on matters  related to  IT and Telecom sectors.

Dar said that the proposals from the IT and telecom industries will be given due consideration during the finalization of the budget.

He said that the government recognizes the importance of  IT and telecom in the world today. He emphasized that the government is  undertaking measures for enhancing digital inclusion across Pakistan as a  matter of priority.

Minister of State for IT & Telecom, Ms. Anusha Rahman apprised the  Finance Minister of taxation-related proposals from the IT and telecom  industries. She also briefed the Finance Minister on the progress of the planned frequency spectrum auction.