Pak Parliament adopts Rs 9.5 trillion budget

Updated: few hours ago

Islamabad, Jun 29 (PTI) The lower house of Pakistan Parliament on Wednesday adopted the Rs 9.5 trillion Finance Bill 2022, commonly known as the federal budget, with a majority vote, bringing the cash-starved country closer to fulfilling the IMF’s requirement for the revival of the much-needed loan programme.

Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha presented the budget for voting and said that 80 per cent of the amendments were directly related to taxes.

"Our aim is to tax the rich and to give relief to the poor," she said.