ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Chairperson Benazir Income Support
Programme (BISP), Marvi Memon on Friday said the budget has
prioritized the marginalized segments through allocating sufficient
funds for social nets, promoting agriculture sector and raising
minimum wage rate.
Talking to APP outside Parliament House, Marvi Memon said the
steps like increasing allocation for BISP upto Rs. 115 billion and
for Pakistan Bait-ul Mal upto Rs. four billion and 10 percent
increase in minimum wages would improve the living standard of
common man.
The decision to expand road networks for ensuring easy access
of agriculture and industrial products to the markets is also a
positive endeavour, she opined.
She said the government has taken encouraging steps through
imposing more taxes on non-tax payers which would help strengthen
the Gross Development Production of the country.