Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, said the upcoming budget will be people-friendly.
According to reports of Baaghitv, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, said the budget for FY 2019-20 will reflect the manifestation of PTI. ”Owing to economic challenges, by presenting an austerity budget our aim is to cut back on unnecessary expenditure in all government institutions, ministries and divisions,” she added.
She further said, “The trend was first set by the Pakistan Army. They froze their annual [budgetary] increase. They decided that the officers placed on high ranks will not avail increased perks, privileges and salaries and that the budgetary benefits will be transferred to their lower ranking officers of up to Grade 16.”
She said PM Imran Khan has directed all departments to draft a budget in such a way that it will provide relief to the downtrodden segments of the society. This is the first full fledged budget to be presented by PTI government after coming to power in August 2018.