LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari while commenting on Federal Budget said that for the first time Federal Budget has been presented on the basis of factual statistics. Provincial Minister said that participation of opposition parties in the budget session initially and then creating rumpus at the behest of someone is meaningful. Steps taken against money laundering have caused disappointment among the ranks of PML-N and PPP, he added. Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari said that reduction of rupees 24 billion in the official expenditure is a welcome step. Prime Minister and Federal Ministers have themselves initiated austerity policy. He said that excellent budget has been presented keeping in view present resources of the country. Fake and fabricated economic surveys had been presented in the past while all out efforts have been made to grant maximum relief to the common man in this budget. Provincial Information Minister said that budget better than this cannot be presented after 10 years loot and plunder committed by previous governments. Prime Minister wants to get this country rid of the curse of debts. As a nation we will move ahead while relying on our own resources, he added. Opposition parties should shun the practice of doing criticism for the sake of criticism on the budget. Federal budget will drive the country on the path of self-reliance. Syed Sumsam Bukhari said that growth rate target could not be achieved due to the previous corruption of past rulers. He said that present government will bring prominent changes in the industrial and economic fields. People are hopeful that Prime Minister Imran Khan will fulfil all his promises.