Friday, 10 July 2020, 08:51:16 pm
Government presented tax-free and relief-oriented budget under tough economic conditions:

Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Foreign Minister): Despite economic instability, the current Federal budget was aimed at providing maximum relief to the masses, especially those who are living below the poverty line. The government presented tax-free and balanced budget under tough economic conditions due to Covid-19.  The pandemic has adversely impacted the economies of the entire world, including Pakistan. Honestly speaking, Pakistan could not generate sufficient revenue through tax collection due to countrywide lockdown.  At present, petroleum prices in Pakistan are the lowest in the entire region. The PTI-led government has taken concrete and effective measures to improve the economic outlook of the country. Opposition's attempts to mislead the public through false narrative have failed following approval of the budget by the National Assembly. A specific segment of media gave unnecessary projection to opposition propaganda against the government. The opposition is only engaged in disrupting the country’s journey of economic progress and development for political gains.  Pakistan is passing through very critical phase of its history. On the other hand, India is also engaged in defaming Pakistan through cheap tactics. All the opposition parties in the country should set aside their personal differences and get united for the sake of national interests.