PM reaffirms govt commitment on youth employment and economic boost.
Prime Minister Imran Khan gave the remarks while chairing a high-level meeting on Budget 2020-21 in Islamabad today.
PM reaffirms govt commitment
He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to promote sectors that produce youth employment and boost the economic process.
The Prime Minister note it as the government’s priority since day one to reduce non-developmental expenditures; especially, non-essential government spending.
He said giving special attention on promoting this aim is need of the hour in current context.
Imran Khan said corona pandemic has impacted every segment of the society and as a result the efforts to stabilize and develop the economy have been compromised.
He also dliberated on subsidies in various sectors and provision of assistance by the government.
The Prime Minister said governmental subsidy is in fact tax payers’ money and therefore requires the best and optimal use of this money to achieve the desired results.
Imran Khan said current economic situation demands to expedite reforms process in order to reduce unnecessary burden on people and to provide them relief.
Earlier, number of tax filers increased to 2.6 million within one year due to the steps which the present government had taken.
In this regard, Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar shared statistics in the Senate.
During question hour, he said that our tax collection also witnessed twenty seven percent growth before the breakout of Covid-19.
The number of tax filers has increased from1.6 million to 2.6 million as a result of the government’s steps.