PM Shehbaz hails budget for taxing the rich

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Wants authorities to be prepared for heavy rainfall

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday hailed the federal budget proposed for the financial year 2022-23, calling it a “significant improvement in several ways” over the budgets presented by his predecessors.

In a tweet, the premier said the budget provided more “educational opportunities for our youth, particularly from Balochistan, and targeted subsidies for financially weaker people”. “More importantly, it has taxed non-productive assets of the rich,” the prime minister concluded.

Meanwhile, in light of the Met Office’s forecast of above normal rainfall in the last week of June, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday directed ministers and the departments concerned to take precautionary measures to avoid any untoward situation as well alert the provinces and district administrations.

Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department, in a statement, predicted that the country is expected to receive “above average rainfall” during the upcoming monsoon season. It further said that pre-monsoon rains are likely to start in the last week of June.

PM Shehbaz directed to devise a comprehensive strategy in collaboration with the provinces, considering the forecast of heavy monsoon downpours.

 

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