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Review Of 7th NFC Award – II

Review of 7th NFC Award – II

This is the second part of the Review of the 7th NFC Award. The first part was published last week in this newspaper. It highlighted the salient features of the…

IMF and NFC award

Criticism of the press release uploaded on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website on 12 May 2019, amongst other considerably more socio-politicaly challenging prior conditions, also focused on the mention…

IMF and NFC award

Criticism of the press release uploaded on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website on 12 May 2019, amongst other considerably more socio-politicaly challenging prior conditions, also focused on the mention…

Rethinking the NFC

THE policy statement of the government’s recently launched Ehsaas programme states that provinces will be “encouraged to improve the [National Finance Commission’s] allocation formula to achieve our common goal of…

Rethinking NFC – I

This Policy Brief addresses four issues: enhancing fiscal equity, enhancing horizontal equity, federal fiscal constraint concerns, and dangers of any attempt to dilute or roll back the 2010 devolution. The…

The NFC heat

The talks of 9th NFC have started; by no means is it going to be conclusive anytime soon. The need is to rethink the whole process of unfair revenue collection,…

A Post-merger NFC

A post-merger NFC

An important issue before the now functional 9th NFC is to accommodate the financial requirements of what after the merger of ex-Fata is an enlarged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).  The report…

Wither New NFC Award?

Wither new NFC Award?

Budget in Brief, the official document explaining highlights of budget 2016-17, while stating the obvious that "presently 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) Award is in practice", says "the 8th NFC…

NFC Lessons

NFC lessons

The seventh National Finance Commission (NFC) award was recently renewed for a year. Deliberations on the eighth award have already begun. As we transition to the new NFC, it is…