ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon has said the budget for fiscal year 2016-17 has prioritized the marginalized segments through allocating sufficient funds for social nets, promoting agriculture sector and raising minimum wages.
Talking to state-run media, Marvi Memon said steps like increasing allocation for BISP upto Rs 115 billion and for Pakistan Bait-ul Mal upto Rs four billion, besides 10 per cent raise in minimum wages, would improve the living standard of common people.
The decision to expand road networks for ensuring easy access of agriculture and industrial products to the markets was positive effort, she opined.
She said the government had taken encouraging steps through imposing more taxes on non-tax payers. NNI