BEIRUT, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Lebanese government agreed a new tax law on Friday to fund a public sector pay rise, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said, signalling an end to a crisis that led many public sector workers to go on strike.
The constitutional council, a branch of the judiciary, last week annulled a tax law that was designed to raise the revenues needed to finance the pay increase.
“We have reached a refined law that includes the necessary tax amendments,” Hariri said after a cabinet session. The cabinet plan must now be referred to parliament. (Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Writing by Ellen Francis; Editing by Tom Perry and John Stonestreet)