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A fragile federal budget — II

We now carry out an appraisal of the measures in the budget, starting with the enumeration of the key initiatives proposed to push the economy onto a higher growth path…

A fragile federal budget — I

The Budget for 2021-22 has been presented and awaits parliamentary approval. This article is in two parts and analyzes the budgetary proposals, estimates of revenues, expenditures, overall budget deficits, and…

Federal Budget: An Analysis

Federal budget: an analysis

The budget speeches have previously largely been irrelevant as the post-budget analysis usually takes a front seat with the autopsy taking place on the posture of the finance minister, the…

Economy And Federal Budget

Economy and federal budget

While the budget has been rushed through the parliament once again this year, as usual, it does not decrease the significance of a comprehensive analysis of the budgetary measures taken…

Inside the federal education budget

Budget allocations should be read as reflections of the true priority accorded to sectors and programmes. Insufficient budgetary allocations to programmes incur delays, cost overruns and poor /delayed social impact.…

No more federal funds for varsities in provinces

In a major policy decision, the federal government has decided not to fund universities, whose charters were approved by the provinces, in the upcoming fiscal year 2024-25. Currently, the federal…

How to make a budget transparent

Karachi is a happening place, and on my recent visit there, I had the opportunity to attend two events that may be of interest to my readers. Ishaque Soomro, a…

Growth in federal tax revenues

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has released recently the Revenue Division Year Book for 2022-23. This is a very useful publication and highlights the trends in the level and…