ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary said that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has announced the largest development budget in country s history worth Rs 900 billion.
In a tweet on Friday, he said the share of the provinces in the budget is being increased by 27 percent which will enable the provinces to increase their development budget.
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The minister said besides the increase in salaries, tax concessions have also been given in the budget.
Earlier today, In a twitter message, he said that all economic indicators of Pakistan are positive and the country is moving towards economic stability after a long time, adding that the opposition should learn to differentiate between reforms and accountability so that electoral and judicial reforms could be discussed.
“Political and economic stability was made possible only because the people and institutions had full confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he added.
Special Advisor to Prime Minister (SAPM) Shahbaz Gill said Imran Khan set out to fix the economy after taking over the government with the worst deficits in the history.
He further said; “The international organizations are now testifying that Pakistan s economy is moving in the right direction.”
“Special measures to make the life of common man easier will be the focus of this budget,” he added.
On the other hand, Senator Faisal Javed said in a tweet that passage of the bill to give voting rights to overseas Pakistanis in the National Assembly is fortunate. It is the right of overseas Pakistanis.
“It is clear from the criticism posed by opposition towards the bill that they only want legislation that serves their personal interests. Indeed, the opposition wants to bargain on public legislation” said Faisal Javed.
Faisal Javed further remarked that the bill to give voting rights to overseas Pakistanis will get approved from Senate as well. In the past, patriotic overseas Pakistanis were not considered an asset of Pakistan.