There is nothing for poors in Budget: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that government should have announced a 15 percent pay raise in the federal budget 2015-16.


Addressing a post-budget press conference on Saturday, Khan said that there should be at least 15 percent hike in salaries of government employees. “Secretary level officials have been given a 100 percent raise while the lower grade employees have got only 7.5 percent hike,” Khan lamented.

“The government should impose tax on capital gains for property and real estate business.”“Those who don’t pay income tax, should be made to pay property tax,” Khan suggested.

PTI chairman said tax to GDP Ratio has declined acc to government’s own figures. The rich class has been given exemptions through SROs.

“It is unfair that someone like me who is from the privileged class has to pay the same amount of GST which a poor.”

Khan further added increase in GST will further burden the poor class.

“The PMLN’s budget will only benefit a tiny rich elite. There’s nothing in it for the poor class.”

Khan demanded that government reduce the price of diesel by Rs18 to uplift farmers.