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The Culture Of Annual Country Budget

The culture of annual country budget

Every year it is the repeat of the last year's budget - rationalisation and rhetoric abound. This year was no different. The budget speech I am told is of 66…

Meaningful Budget Proposals

Meaningful budget proposals

Every year before the announcement of annual federal budget, a plethora of proposals are received by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from trade and professional bodies, tax bars and…

Inclusive budgeting

Now that the budget season is over, and reams have been written on how good or bad the federal or provincial budgets have been, it would be good to review…

Budgetary outcome in 2019-20

The Mid-term Budget Review of 2019-20 was presented recently to the National Assembly. The outcome in the first six months reveals success in limiting the primary deficit and achieving the…

Faulty budgeting

The Fed-eral Ministry of Finance (MoF) has set a new record in the last year of the PML-N government. This relates to the extent of deviation of the actual budget…

The timing of the budget fiscal year 2019

The Abbasi administration has wholeheartedly endorsed Ishaq Dar's oft-announced decision to formulate and present the budget for fiscal year 2018-19 even though the party's tenure ends on 1 June 2018…

Annual Plan for 2018-19

The Annual Plan of Pakistan has been placed recently on the website of the Planning Commission. This Plan needs to have the permission of the National Economic Council (NEC) to…

Annual Plan for 2018-19

The Annual Plan of Pakistan has been placed recently on the website of the Planning Commission. This Plan needs to have the permission of the National Economic Council (NEC) to…

Budget Fiscal Year 2019: Where to go?

The main fault-line of budget 2018-19 is its failure to provide a roadmap for self-reliance - collecting taxes as per real tax potential and achieving growth rate of over 7%…