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Marvi hails incentive given in federal budget

BISP board approves new payment model

ISLAMABAD, 05 JUNE, (DNA) – Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon has said the budget for fiscal year 2016-17 has prioritized the marginalized segments through allocating sufficient funds for social nets, promoting agriculture sector and raising minimum wages.

In a media chat, Marvi Memon said steps like increasing allocation for BISP up to Rs 115 billion and for Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal up to Rs four billion, besides 10 per cent raise in minimum wages, would improve the living standards of common people.

The decision to expand road networks for ensuring easy access of agriculture and industrial products to the markets was positive effort, she opined.

She said the government had taken encouraging steps through imposing more taxes on non-tax payers. =DNA


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