The prime minister said that this will discourage the people as we have made austerity claims and promised to use government expenditure.
Journalist Rauf Klasra while commenting the cabinet meeting where the president’s summary came into discussion said that the prime minister said the government wants to collect taxes worth Rs55 billion.
President Dr Arif Alvi had demanded to lift the ban on gift, entertainment and hospitality fund allocated for him.
Not only this, the president had demanded a special fund allocated for the president.
According to a report published in a local newspaper, at least Rs51 crore have been spent in the previous fiscal year despite the ban on gift and entertainment funds.
Under the austerity policy, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had in May, 2019 decided to abolish the allocation of funds for entertainment and gifts to ministries and public sector organisations.