Relief package a bid to facilitate poor: Firdous

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SIALKOT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in a meeting with corona control duty doctors team at Govt Allama Iqbal Teaching Hospital, here Sunday. - APP photo

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the federal government’s relief package of Rs 200 billion is an effort to facilitate the poor people affected by lockdown.
Talking to newspersons here on Sunday, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said steps are also being taken to ensure safety of health workers, doctors and provision of relief to daily wagers.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Prime Minister has fulfilled his promise by making inquiry report on wheat and sugar crises public. She said, appropriate action will be taken against the culprits in accordance with law and constitution of the country. She further said the Prime Minister has zero tolerance against corruption and accountability process will continue.
Separately, she said ninety percent tax concession is being given to the construction sector. In a series of tweets, she said those who invest in the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme, will have to pay only 10 percent tax.
She said development and progress of the construction sector will construe in the development of labourers and workers. The special assistant said the government has abolished withholding tax from the entire construction sector, except cement and steel industry. – TLTP