NOWSHERA: Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak said on Monday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government was set to present a tax-free budget with an aim to provide maximum relief to the people.
He was speaking reporters at Nowshera Kalaan. Local activist of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Muhammad Waleed Akhtar along with scores of his relatives, friends and workers announced quitting the party and joining the PTI on the occasion.
Member National Assembly Dr Imran Khattak, Ishaq Khattak, Mian Umar Kakkhel, Anwar Haqqani, Aftab Khan and others also addressed the gathering. The federal minister said that salaries of government employees had been increased to fulfil their longstanding demand. Pervez Khattak said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had no agenda for the welfare of people and it only wanted protection for its own leaders.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would not come under pressure due to the opposition’s protest movement and would not give any relief to the corrupt people. Pervez Khattak recounted the achievements the PTI-led government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the PM had set economic growth rate at 4.8 for the upcoming fiscal year. However, the defence minister believed that the opposition parties could not see economic growth. He hoped a new era of development and prosperity would usher in as had achieved a complaint rating on 31 out of 40 conditions set by FATF.