Iran’s Department of Statistics announced that 10 million Iranians live under the “Absolute Poverty Line” and 30 million live under the “Relative Poverty Line.”
Adel Azar, head of the Department of Statistics, told ISNA that the budgetary system of Iran has no correspondence with the prevalent scientific systems of budgeting. He added that if the rules of budgeting were observed in this very structure, the government could save at least 30 to 35 percent on its expenses.
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