Budget 2023-24: What are relief measures taken by govt?

Govt increases in BISP allocation from Rs400 billion to Rs450 billion in one of relief measures

By Web Desk
June 09, 2023
Picture shows people buying vegetables. — AFP/File

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday unveileda Rs14.46 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 with "no new taxes" and aiming to grow at a cautious rate of 3.5%.

However, the federal government also tooksome relief measures in the budget as the nation suffers from back-breaking inflation.

Here are the relief measures

  1. Daily and mileage allowance
  2. Additional charge current charge allowance
  3. Orderly allowance
  4. Special conveyance allowance for disabled

Prime minister's initiatives — Planning Development and Special Initiatives (PSDP)

Areas of interventions
Allocation in Rs billions
PM initiative for solar tubewells
Rs30 billion
PM youth program for small loans
Rs10 billion
Pakistan endowment fund for education
Rs5 billion
PM initiative for IT startups and venture capital
Rs5 billion
PM initiatives for women empowerment
Rs5 billion
PM laptop scheme
Rs10 billion
PM green revolution
Rs5 billion
PM youth skill development
Rs5 billion
Other initiatives (sports and hepatitis C control program)
Rs5 billion
Rs80 billion

Salaries of govt employees

The federal cabinet increased the salaries of government employees up to 35%.