April 03, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced an incentivized package for the construction industry in order to increase employment opportunities in the country in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
Announcing the package in Islamabad on Friday, he said those who invest in the sector will not be asked questions about their source of income.
The Prime Minister said fixed tax will be introduced in construction sector now.
He said if the investor invests in construction projects under Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, ninety percent fixed tax will be removed and he will have to pay only ten percent tax. He said withholding tax on construction will be lifted from all sectors, except steel and cement.
Imran Khan said sales tax is also being brought down in coordination with the provinces. The Prime Minister said there will be no capital gains tax for a family that sells its house.
He said a Construction Industry Development Board is also being set up to promote the construction industry.