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Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has started presenting the proposed national budget for 2020-21 fiscal year in Parliament.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is presiding over the Parliament session that began on Thursday afternoon.
After seeking permission from the Speaker, Finance Minister Kamal started to roll out his proposed budget for the next fiscal just after 3pm.
Earlier, the Cabinet at a special meeting approved the budget.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting held at the cabinet room of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and other cabinet ministers and state ministers concerned attended the meeting.
The budget will be the second one of the present Awami League government formed through the December-30 general election held in 2018.
It would be the country’s 49th national and Awami League Government’s 21st budget since the country’s independence in 1971.