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Finance (Supplementary) Bill presented before Senate

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday tabled Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021 — generally known as mini-budget in the Senate.

The finance bill was moved by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin amid the opposition’s noisy protest.

The finance supplementary bill, generally known as mini-budget, which it had already presented in the National Assembly, proposes amendments in income tax, sales tax and federal excise duty to impose Rs375 billion taxation measures and withdraws the Rs343 billion sales tax exemption.

Meanwhile, the Senate passed four bills.

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These include the Protection against Harassment of women at the Workplace (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The National Commission on the Rights of Child (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Juvenile Justice System (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Various members of the house participated in the debate including Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman and Tahir Bizenjo.

Later, the House was adjourned due to lack of quorum, pointed out by the Opposition to meet again on Friday at 10:30 in the morning.

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