ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday 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, PM Imran said that the indirect taxes burdened the poor segments of the society the most.
He 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 interest of the common man is the foremost priority of the government. He said the poor people had been affected because of the difficult economic situation, hence, providing them every possible relief was the government’s priority.
The meeting discussed various proposals to provide targeted subsidy to the disadvantaged segments of the society under Ehsaas program.