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Special attention should be paid to reduce the burden of indirect taxes, Prime Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the common man’s interest is one of the top priorities of the PTI government.

Due to the difficult economic situation, the poor people are being affected the most, so providing them all possible relief is the first priority of the government.

Addressing a meeting of the government economic team, Prime Minister Imran Khan further said that the burden of indirect taxes falls on the poorest sections of the society, so special attention should be paid to reduce the burden of indirect taxes. The Prime Minister also directed the economic team to come up with proposals to reduce the taxes levied on various imported food items so that relief could be provided to the people especially the poor and middle class.

Earlier, a meeting of the government’s economic team was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which possible measures were taken to bring down the prices of basic necessities and provide relief to the common man. Various suggestions regarding the supply of were also discussed.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Asad Umar, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Advisors Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Governor SBP Dr. Raza Baqir, Special Assistants Dr. Waqar Masood, Nadeem Babar, Tabish Gohar and senior officers.

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