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Unconventional budget proposals

Like every year, an attempt is made in this article to suggest comprehensive tax reforms agenda for Budget-2018-198, to be announced on April 27, 2018. The conventional proposals/changes in the…

Runaway budget deficits

The last three years witnessed a steady decline in the consolidated budget deficit during the tenure of the IMF program. The deficit was 6.4% of the GDP in 2012-13, excluding…

Budget exercise useful?

The following is a brief reproduction of a conversation. 'AOA Sir... jee sir I am fine... Just called to inform you that now is the good time to buy a…

Budget and budgetism

Drum rolls please......The budget has been presented. The sanctity of the budget surpasses that of the Constitution. We have had periods of abrogation or suspension of the Constitution, but never…

The budget 2019-20

An extremely harsh 2019-20 budget is the general expectation based on the 'prior' International Monetary Fund (IMF) condition to bring the primary deficit to 0.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product…

Health budgets

JUNE is the month of annual budget presentation. With the centre wholly focusing on squeezing provincial transfers to fund growing federal expense, both the provincial and federal budgets are slashing…

The forthcoming budget

The Federal budget for 2019-20 will be presented tomorrow in the Parliament. This budget has considerable significance. First, it will present the expected budgetary outcome for the on-going financial year,…