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National Assembly Budget Session adjourned till Monday 4 pm

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Jun, 2020. 06:24 pm
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National Assembly

The National Assembly session was adjourned till 4 pm on Monday. Presiding over the National Assembly session on Friday, Speaker Asad Qaiser adjourned the sitting till 4 pm Monday.

A meeting of the National Assembly was held under the chairmanship of Speaker Asad Qaiser to present the budget for the next fiscal year in which Prime Minister Imran Khan also participated.

The opposition staged protests and chanted anti-government slogans during the fiscal year 2020-21 budget.

The budget for the financial year 2020-21 was presented by Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hamad Azhar. Opposition parties, the PML-N, the PPP and the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, staged protests and chanted slogans.

The opposition asked, “Where are the 5 million houses?” And they carried placards with other public demands, including “Corona has weakened.”

Opposition members chanted slogans of Aata Chor, Cheeni Chor and Alibaba Chalis Chor. However, Hamad Azhar continued to present the budget.

Note that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led Federal government has announced the budget for this fiscal year. This is the second budget proposed by PTI.

The PTI-led government had announced its first budget in June 2019 and prices of different commodities and taxes on them were decided to be followed in Pakistan.

Apart from this, new taxes may not be introduced this year. Finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh had earlier assured that no new tax will be imposed. Sheikh informed that the ministry has met with all stakeholders and some 200 proposals have been accepted.

Budget 2020-21: Rs. 1.29 trillion allocated for defence

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