ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday said that he reduced household expenses by 20 per cent, saving a totRs150 million by living in his residence at Bani Gala instead of opting to live in the Prime Minister (PM) House.
He was addressing a ceremony of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The PM said that the country is going through a difficult phase which is why taxpayers’ in the country will be treated like VIPs.
He said that 1.7 million taxpayers cannot take the burden of 210 million population, adding that it was unfair.
“Those who should have been paying taxes don’t, becoming a burden on common man. If the collective mindset isn’t changed then things will get worse,” he said.
Regarding the hike in gas prices, the premier said that the government had no alternative as not doing so would have ended in the closure of the companies. “We are lagging behind the most in the sub-continent,” he said.