Geo TV Report – Budget 2010 – Pay and pension Raise

Watch Geo TV Report – Budget 2010 – Pay and pension Raise.

In Budget speech at special budget session of the National Assembly, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh announced ad hoc allowance at 50 percent of basic salaries for government employees; raise in GST from 16 to 17 percent; 10 percent cut in Federal Cabinet salaries; capital gains tax of 10 percent on stocks held for six months or less, 7.5 percent on stocks held between 6 months to a year; reduction in customs duty on 29 items; raise in pension by 15 percent for employees retired before 2001 and 20 percent for those retired after 2001.

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