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Pakistan suffers $123.1 bn losses in terror war - The News International

ISLAMABAD: Since Pakistan became frontline ally of the United States in war on terror 16 years back after 9/11, the economy of this developing country suffered a whopping $123.1 billion cost on account of loss of lives, economic opportunities and ...and more »

PML-N government unveils Federal Budget 2017-18 with Rs4.75tr outlay - DAWN.com

Lawmakers had gathered on Friday in the National Assembly in Islamabad ahead of the government's announcement of the Federal Budget 2017-18. The session was a turbulent one, as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was initially prevented from speaking after ...and more »

Defence budget set at Rs920.2bn for FY2017-18 - DAWN.com

Pakistan's defence expenditure in the next financial year will be around 7 per cent higher than it was in the outgoing year to Rs920.2 billion, the government announced in Friday's Budget 2017-18 speech. The PML-N government's total budget outlay for ...and more »

PML-N will not need another IMF bailout, says Dar - The Express Tribune

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar sounded a confident man as he announced Pakistan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 5.28% in fiscal year 2016-17 (FY17), against a target of 5.7%, adding that the government had managed to reduce the fiscal deficit to 4.2% ...and more »

Highlights of the budget for fiscal year 2017-18 - DunyaNews Pakistan

(Web Desk) – The budget laid out on Friday oozes trademark PML-N's approach of promoting the development agenda, which includes short-term and long term measures for macro-economic stability, curbing energy crisis, infrastructure development, ...and more »

Govt announces 5.28pc GDP growth; Dar optimistic despite missed target - DAWN.com

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday announced that Pakistan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had grown 5.28pc in fiscal year 2016-17 (FY17), against the target of 5.7pc. "There has been visible growth in the national economy," the finance minister ...and more »

Dar unveils Budget 2017-18 with Rs4.75 trillion outlay - The Express Tribune

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar unveiled the last budget of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government with a total outlay of Rs4.75 trillion. Already the country's economy has gone past the 5% threshold this year and Pakistan has now set a target ...and more »

Pakistan Economic Survey – ups and downs - The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was upbeat when he was presenting the Pakistan Economic Survey on May 25, 2017. He had good reasons for being so. After all, Pakistan's GDP grew 5.28%, the first time in nine years that the growth crossed the ...and more »

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar unveils Rs 4.778 trillion Budget 2017-18 - Daily Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday unveiled the fifth consecutive Rs4,778 billion budget of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for the fiscal year 2017-18. In his budget speech, the finance minister vowed that electricity ...and more »

The budget – or a beggar's dilemma - Pakistan Today

Same sob-story – different year. “Dar's ministry, having understood that Pakistan cannot meet the conditions of the IMF regarding employing tough tax and other reforms, has knocked on Beijing's door, which is willing to give Islamabad loans and ...and more »