The PTI-led government on Friday unveiled the federal budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 amid opposition protest.

The total size of the budget or the total expenditure budget for the next year is Rs8,487 billion — almost 19 per cent higher than last year's budgeted expenditure of Rs7,136 billion.

For FY22, the government has set the GDP growth target at 4.8 per cent, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin announced.

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