Vote on budget 2021-22: National Assembly session underway

ISLAMABAD, 29 June: Prime Minister(PM Imran Khan and other members of the Parliament have arrived at the National Assembly(NA) Tuesday to vote on budget 2021-22.

A resolution to present the budget for approval was approved as the Parlaiment session kicked off.

Opposition leaders criticized the budget 2021-22

Earlier, PPP MNA Nafeesa Shah had criticised the government’s budget measures, saying that the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) was being turned into another NAB.

Shah said that no one should allow the FBR to be given the powers of judge and jury, adding that some points in the budget were too vague to understand.

PML-N MNA Khurram Dastagir lashed out at the govt, saying that it was targeting the middle and poor classes.

“The government will not be able to achieve its tax collection target next year,” he said. “The summary of the government’s economic policy is this: the rich are satisfied while the poor are in pain,” he added.

The PML-N lawmaker said that the budget aimed to increase the sales tax by Rs383bn. He turned his guns towards the govt, holding it responsible for the recent gas shortage in Karachi.

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