Revenue Minister felicitates public on balanced and poor friendly budget

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 11 (APP): Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar has felicitated the people of Pakistan on balanced and growth friendly budget and said that the government is committed to expend tax net, impose new taxes on luxury items to reduce imports bills and rich people have to pay taxes.

The Minister, while talking to APP after announcing Budget in the National Assembly, said that tax is imposed on rich only while salaries of government employees of higher grades are not increased.  To facilitate people, we have introduced various social welfare schemes. Erstwhile Fata is given package that will hopefully compensate the past injustice with the people of the recently merged tribal areas. Package is given for Balochistan as we are committed to economic and social development of all areas including far flung and neglected areas of the country.

Source :VNS Islamabad