ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday tasked his economic team to take measures to slash indirect taxes so that the prices of essential food items and other commodities decrease.
According to a report in Geo News, the prime minister led a meeting of his economic team to take stock of the inflation in the country.
He chaired a meeting of his economic team in Islamabad on Monday. It was attended by federal ministers Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Asad Umar, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, advisers Abdul Razak Dawood, Dr Ishrat Hussain, SBP Governor Dr Reza Baqir, special assistants Dr Waqar Masood, Nadeem Babar, Tabish Gohar and senior officers.
After the premier’s instructions, the team thought of ways to bring down indirect taxes to bring relief to the middle and poor income classes.
One of the measures suggested to the prime minister was regarding the introduction of more relief in the Ehsaas poverty alleviation programme.
PM Khan said the first priority of the government was the interest of the common man. “Poor people are affected most by difficult economic conditions, so providing them with all possible relief is the top priority of the government,” he said.