ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was criticizing the budget 2015-16, either without going through it or he was unable to understand it.
In a statement, the Minister said, it would have been better if the PTI chief had made comments on the federal budget after going through the figures.
He said after the announcement of budget, there was stability in prices with no raise in transport fares and utility bills, which indicated that the criticism of the
PTI chief Imran Khan on the budget was unjustified. The Minister said prices of daily used items had not increased after the announcement of the federal
The Minister said after the announcement of federal budget, income of salaried class and the amount for pensioners had increased while their expenditure had
also come down.
Pervaiz Rashid said an increase of 7.5 per cent in basic pay along with merger of two ad hoc reliefs in the salaries of the federal government employees had also
Moreover, their medical allowance had been increased by 25 per cent.
The income tax slab for the government employees earning annual income of Rs 500,000 had also been slashed by 3 per cent, he added.
The federal government, he said, had announced a generous package for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was in power.
He said if Imran Khan did not want to thank the federal government for this, but he should take benefit of the measures for providing relief to the people of
Under the package, he said, all the industrial units in the province had been given tax holiday for five years.
He said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had always done the politics of serving the people, while the PTI was promoting the politics of lawlessness.