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Fawad Ch. offers opposition friendly relations in 2022

Does Minister for Information and Chaudhry Fawad Hussain expect breakthrough in relations with the opposition?

Minister for Information and Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Saturday that at the beginning of the new year 2022, there was need to reduce the bitterness among our ranks.

In a tweet, he said that the government and the opposition should hold consultations about elections, economy, political and judicial reforms.

He said Pakistan was a great country and “we need a sense of responsibility.” He said that uproar in the Parliament degraded politicians in the eyes of the common man.

Reduction in LPG price

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said that after the launch of health card, the government had given a new year gift to the people by reducing the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by up to Rs6 per kg.

In a tweet, he said this would directly benefit 72 per cent of the country’s population who were deprived of piped gas.

In 2022, the minister said, a sharp decline in energy and food prices was expected.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the government, in the supplementary finance bill-2021, had suggested Rs 71 billion tax on imported items that were used by the elite class.

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“In the Rs 350 billion tax, the actual tax is Rs 71 billion which has been imposed on imported goods. The rich people have been taxed, while tax refund has been given on the items used by the common man,” the minister said.

Responding to PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif’s query about tax refund, the minister said it was meant to promote the ‘documented economy’ instead of ‘black economy.’

Owing to prudent policies of the government, the fiscal deficit has been brought down to 1.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the first four months of Fiscal Year 2021-22 against 1.7 percent deficit during the same period last year, a government report said.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk