ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar Saturday said that the government had announced steps in the budget 2015-16 to create some 2 to 2.5 million new jobs in the country.
Addressing a post-budget press conference here, he said incentives were announced to encourage the construction and 16 allied industries.
Sales tax on bricks and crushed stones had been waived for three years which would reduce the construction cost, he added.
“The incentives to be given to the construction and agriculture sectors will help create new jobs,” he hoped.
Dar said the solar tube-well project would help farmers save Rs 1,600 per day using diesel-run tube-wells and Rs 500/d using petrol-run tube-wells.