Govt committed to uplifting poor segment: Habib

Says no new tax imposed on people in the budget

Our Correspondent June 13, 2021
Farrukh Habib PHOTO: RP/FILE


Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Saturday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had presented a balanced budget despite all challenges.

Talking to a news channel, he remarked that the government did not impose any new tax on people and was committed to give relief to them.

“Government worked for uplifting the living standards of marginalised segment of the society from every aspect in the budget,” he said.

“[Govt] employees’ salaries have been increased despite all economic challenges amid Covid-19.”
Replying to a question about high inflation, the state minister maintained that all developed countries in the world had been facing this challenge due to the pandemic.

“In Pakistan, the government is trying to alleviate poverty through sustainable social sector progress. The focus has been given to large scale manufacturing.”

He noted that the government had announced an incentive for the low-grade salaried persons who would get a rebate in taxes on purchasing 850cc car, adding that it would also increase production of local car manufacturers in the country.

He said a strategy had been evolved to streamline the cold storage system for vegetables and fruits.

"We are supporting a large number of young people by imparting technical education for handsome earning."

He observed that the construction and agriculture sector had significantly improved which created a number of employment opportunities for the people.