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Govt reduced burden on masses by not imposing new taxes: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that the government is making efforts to improve the tax collection system by bringing reforms in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
In a video message, the foreign minister said that the government was trying to create economic activity in the country by creating opportunities for people in the agriculture and construction sectors.
He added that the incumbent government has provided relief to people in the federal budget by cutting taxes, duties, and tariffs. Qureshi added that the hallmark of next year’s budget is that no new tax has been imposed on the federal budget.
According to him, adequate resources have been allocated in the federal budget for the agriculture and construction of water reservoirs. “Rs10 billion have been earmarked to cope with the challenge posed by locusts,” he asserted. 
Moreover, Qureshi said that despite the nefarious designs of India, we have not increased the defence budget. “Armed forces have extended full cooperation to us keeping in view the current economic situation.” 
He earlier this week said that the extremist face of India had been exposed to the world and voices are also being raised within India against its government. He said the world is engaged in dealing with a global epidemic, but on the other hand, India wants to destroy the peace and stability of the region through its racist Hindutva policies.
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