Prime Minister directs to emphasis on reducing burden of indirect taxes on masses

Islamabad, February 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to accord special emphasis to reduce the burden of indirect taxes on the people. Chairing a meeting of his economic team in Islamabad on Monday, he noted that the indirect taxes burden the poor segments of the society the most. The Prime Minister also directed the economic team to furnish recommendations to bring down taxes on the imported edible items so that relief could be provided to the people especially the poor and middle class.

Imran Khan said protecting the interest of the common man is the foremost priority of the government. He said the poor people has been affected due to the difficult economic situation, hence, providing them every possible relief is our priority. The meeting discussed various proposals to provide targeted subsidy to the disadvantaged segments of the society under Ehsaas program.

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