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What’s in Budget 2023-24?

The editorial published in this paper yesterday (‘Budget 2023-24: nobody’s budget’, June 9) correctly pointed out that the finance minister’s attempt to please everyone while preparing the federal budget for…

Budget strategy for FY2023-24

The budget for 2023-24 will be presented by the federal government in the Parliament in the next few days. There has been a lot of speculation about the budget strategy…

Budget-2023-24: Yet another ritualistic exercise

Majority of the Pakistanis are going to be dejected after hearing the second budget of the outgoing alliance government of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to be presented by the four-time…

Budget FY24: a wakeup call

The economic challenges Pakistan faces are both acute and deep as we prepare the budget for fiscal year (FY) 24. The economy faces stagflation with increasing price pressures and stagnating…

Let next elected govt present budget

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, unconditionally backed by Nawaz Sharif, the party supremo, as well as by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (a man known to repeatedly defer to his brother’s decisions…

Budget, taxes, revival & growth

Fiscal consolidation should be as growth-friendly as possible. In general, tax base-broadening reforms are identified as growth-oriented reforms. To the extent that they reduce distortions to economic decisions on work,…

A mission-oriented Budget

Never before in 75-year history of the country has Annual Budget been so important. Now that Pakistan has struggled to restart the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme even though it…

Budgetary outcome in 1HFY23

The information on fiscal operations from July to December 2022 of the federal and the provincial governments has recently been released by the federal ministry of finance. The consolidated budget…

Biden’s budget

From the UK to Germany and the US to India, inflation has affected billions of people. Not only are working-class people in several countries reeling under the weight of the…

Unrealistic budget of 2022-23

The budget of 2022-23 has been framed with agreement of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) as part of the ongoing Extended Fund Facility which is expected to continue up to…