NA passes Finance Bill for 2018-19

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the National Assembly has passed finance bill 2018-19 after incorporating proposals given by lawmakers.

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The basic structure of the budget remains the same, which was released on 27th April, 2018, report further stated.

During a budget debate in the house on Thursday, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah had said the opposition rejected the budget proposals, especially the tax amnesty scheme and petroleum levy which, according to him, would play havoc in the country once the budget was passed by the National Assembly.

Shah and another Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Naveed Qamar termed the amnesty scheme a “move to facilitate the already rich people and further suppress the poor”.

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