PM Imran commends Rs384 billion collection by FBR

By: News Desk      Published: 11:44 AM, 1 May, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan
PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday praised the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) efforts on achieving revenue growth of 57 per cent in April 2021 with collection recorded at Rs384 billion compared to Rs240 billion in April 2020.

“During July-April collections reached Rs3,780 billion which are 14 per cent higher than the same period last year,” the premier said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister citing the tax collection data by FBR commented that it showed PTI policies have led to broad-based economy revival.

Labour Day message

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the PTI government would improve the working and living conditions of workers along with the provision of housing and education, health facilities.

The Prime Minister said that Labour Day provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our labour, both inland and abroad, towards nation-building.

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In a message on Labour Day, Imran Khan said that the government also aims to develop automated, integrated systems for workers’ welfare institutions to ensure transparency and to curtail delays in providing relief to the workers.

Imran Khan said our government is fully aware of the challenges COVID-19 situation and our policy of striking a balance between the lives and the livelihoods is aimed at enabling the workforce to have sufficient earnings for their families during the pandemic.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Imran Khan feels more for workers than other rulers as half of the Pakistan Embassy in Saudi Arabia is suspended on complaints of abuse with workers. Prime Minister's heart beats for workers and EOBI has doubled pensions for workers along with having a share in housing.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the selected government of PTI led by ‘puppet’ prime minister proved a disaster for the working class.

“Protecting workers' rights is the cornerstone of PPP's ideology and the country's first unanimous constitution was given by Shaheed Bhutto contained several provisions regarding the protection of the rights of blue-collar workers,” Bilawal said.

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“The first comprehensive labour policy was also announced by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1972 and subsequent legislation increased the scope of labour laws and the rights of trade unions,” the PPP chairman said.