PM speaking at post-budget press conference

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Staff Reporter:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina starts briefing the media about the national budget placed in parliament on Thursday for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

The Prime Minister joined the post-budget press conference at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) at 3:00pm as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is sick.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina read out the budget summary as the Finance Minister was unable to do that due to his illness.

The Finance Minister had started presenting the national budget in the House around 3:07pm on Thursday. However, he was having problem in placing the budget.

The Prime Minister then stepped in, saying the minister was unable to read out the budget speech. “If the Speaker allows me, I can read it out,” she said.

Later, she started placing the budget on behalf of the finance minister after Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury gave her the go-ahead signal.

This is the first budget of the Awami League government of its third successive term and also the first one for Mustafa Kamal as the Finance Minister.unb

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