PM presents rest of budget as Kamal feels sick

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:29, Jun 13,2019 | Updated: 16:44, Jun 13,2019

 
 

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina presents rest portion of the budget after finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal felt sick while presenting budget in Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday. -- TV grab

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is presenting rest portion of budget after finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal felt sick while presenting the budget in Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday.

Mustafa Kamal came to parliament direct from hospital to present the budget speech at one stage he sought permission to sit down and present the speech.

At one stage, the prime minister extended her assistance to the minister saying that she wanted to read the rest of the budget and the speaker allowed her.

The prime minister read out a large portion of the budget speech and then requested the speaker to consider the remaining budget to deem read. 

The day’s sitting resumed at 3:02pm with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

The day’s proceedings began with recitation from the Holy Quran.

Earlier, president M Abdul Hamid authenticated the national budget for 2019-20 fiscal and the revised budget for 2018-19 for placing before the Jatiya Sangsad by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The head of the state authenticated the budget at his Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office at about 3:10 o’clock this afternoon.

Finance Division’s acting secretary Abdur Rouf Talukder and chairman of the National Board of Revenue M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and secretaries concerned, among others, were present there.

Earlier, on his arrival, the president was received by deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah and senior officials concerned.

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