Ambassador Bassam Rady، spokesman for the presidency، said that President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi ordered government to withdraw a challenge a ruling handed over by the Higher Administrative Court on February 21. That ruling says that pensioners have the right to get special allowances. President Al Sisi met today Dr Mustafa Madbouly، Primes Minister، Dr Hala Al Saeed، Minister of Planning، Monitoring and Administrative Reform and Dr Mohamed Moeet، Minister of Finance. Maj. Gen. Abass Kamel، Head of General Intelligence Directorate attended that meeting. Ambassador Rady added the meeting looked at draft of the public budget of the fiscal year 2019-2020. Minister of Finance presented outlines of the next budget that seeks to increase rate of growth to 6% a year.