Finance Minister Asad Umar gives a deadline for economic revival
ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Asad Umer has given a two years deadline for economic revival of the country.
He on Wednesday said that the wrong decision taken by the previous governments are inflicting loss.
He said that the country’s economy was in worse condition when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government came into power.
Responding to a question, the minister said that the government imposed tax on people having income above Rs200,000, adding that the poor people were not burdened.
Asad Umer said that the power tariff for over 70 percent poor consumers had not been increased.
He went on to say that difficult decision will be taken in first six months of the government, adding that several difficult decisions have already been taken.
The minister said that economy would be revived in two years and the government won’t hide behind the IMF.