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Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates - Daily Times;

Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates - Daily Times

Daily TimesRitualistic budgets and fruitless debatesDaily TimesBudget 2017-18, based on market-driven economic model and lacking redistributive fiscal policies, is bound to widen already terrifying rich-poor divide in Pakistan. Obviously, our budget-makers have never bothered to study the economic models of the ...and more »

Pakistan hikes development budget by 40pc - The Daily Star;

Pakistan hikes development budget by 40pc - The Daily Star

The Daily StarPakistan hikes development budget by 40pcThe Daily StarA labourer carries wood plank as he works at a construction site for an office building in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: REUTERS. Afp, Islamabad. Pakistan on Friday announced a 40 percent increase in its development budget over the next financial year as ...and more »

PML-N govt can present next financial year budget: Ishaq Dar - Pakistan Today;

PML-N govt can present next financial year budget: Ishaq Dar - Pakistan Today

Pakistan TodayPML-N govt can present next financial year budget: Ishaq DarPakistan TodayFinance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday loudly predicted that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government can also present the next financial year federal budget and no constitutional amendment is required. The minister said this at the ...and more »

Pak minister urge Opposition to agree on 'charter of economy' - Daily News & Analysis

Pak minister urge Opposition to agree on 'charter of economy'Daily News & AnalysisPakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar today urged opposition parties to agree for long-term development of the country on the "charter on economy", aimed at creating consensus among all political segments. Dar said that purpose of the "charter of ...and more »

Budget 2017-18: Experts have their say - Geo News, Pakistan

Budget 2017-18: Experts have their sayGeo News, PakistanOn May 26, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led government unveiled its fifth, and final, budget before the upcoming national elections. The proposed Rs. 4.75 trillion expenditure plan is slanted to focus on boosting growth and is more than 8 percent ...and more »

No new tax levied in budget: Dar - The Nation;

No new tax levied in budget: Dar - The Nation

The NationNo new tax levied in budget: DarThe NationFinance Minister Ishaq Dar said Saturday that no new tax has been levied in the federal budget that would adversely affect the public. "However, those defaulting on income tax would be dealt strictly," he added while addressing a post-budget news ...and more »

No fresh tax imposed on common man: Ishaq Dar - DunyaNews Pakistan;

No fresh tax imposed on common man: Ishaq Dar - DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews PakistanNo fresh tax imposed on common man: Ishaq DarDunyaNews PakistanISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Talking to the media in the post budget news conference Saturday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar claimed PML-N government will present its sixth consecutive budget in next year as well. He said the federal government suggested a ...and more »

Defence budget set at Rs920.2bn for FY2017-18 - PKKH;

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

PKKHDefence budget set at Rs920.2bn for FY2017-18PKKHPakistan'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 »

Dar stresses for evolving consensus on Vision 2018-23 - The News International;

Dar stresses for evolving consensus on Vision 2018-23 - The News International

The News InternationalDar stresses for evolving consensus on Vision 2018-23The News InternationalISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday that the macroeconomic gains would not only be saved and consolidated but would be built further to ensure Pakistan's entry into the Group 20 countries by 2020. “No new tax would be imposed in ...and more »

Pakistan budgets Rs180b for CPEC - Financial Express Bangladesh

Pakistan budgets Rs180b for CPECFinancial Express BangladeshPakistan allocated Rs180 billion for spending on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its projects in the 2017-18 financial year, beginning July 01. The country's Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, who presented the Rs 4,757 billion budget on ...and more »

Govt will present unprecedented sixth budget next year: Dar - ARY NEWS

Govt will present unprecedented sixth budget next year: DarARY NEWSISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that the current government will present the sixth federal budget next year which will be unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. Addressing the post-budget press conference, the finance minister ...and more »

New federal budget to create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve life of common man: Dar - Radio Pakistan (press release);

New federal budget to create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve life of common man: Dar - Radio Pakistan (press release)

Radio Pakistan (press release)New federal budget to create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve life of common man: DarRadio Pakistan (press release)Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the thrust of the new federal budget is on growth, job creation, poverty alleviation and improving living standard of the common man. He was explaining salient features of the federal budget 2017-18 at a news conference ...and more »

Dar Announces 40% Increase in Development Budget - Newsweek Pakistan;

Dar Announces 40% Increase in Development Budget - Newsweek Pakistan

Newsweek PakistanDar Announces 40% Increase in Development BudgetNewsweek PakistanIslamabad on Friday announced a 40 percent increase in Pakistan's development budget over the next financial year as the government continues to invest in infrastructure projects. Speaking to Parliament, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said the Public ...and more »

Pak opposition leaders criticise fiscal 2017-18 budget - Daily News & Analysis

Pak opposition leaders criticise fiscal 2017-18 budgetDaily News & AnalysisThe opposition in Pakistan unanimously condemned the recommendations of the fifth federal budget which was presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday in the National Assembly. Criticising the recommendations laid forth in the budget, Pakistan ...and more »

US$ I bln non-convertible bond to be issued for expatriates - DunyaNews Pakistan

US$ I bln non-convertible bond to be issued for expatriatesDunyaNews PakistanISLAMABAD (APP) - Finance minister Ishaq Dar Friday, lauding the contributions made by expatriate Pakistanis, announced that the government wanted them to invest in the national infrastructure and in that connection, US$ 1 billion non-convertible bond ...and more »

Pakistan Budget 2017-18 proposes 4 new measures - Fibre2fashion.com;

Pakistan Budget 2017-18 proposes 4 new measures - Fibre2fashion.com

Fibre2fashion.comPakistan Budget 2017-18 proposes 4 new measuresFibre2fashion.comPakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar presenting Budget 2017-18 in National Assembly in Islamabad on May 26. Courtesy: PID, Pakistan. To support the textile sector in Pakistan, finance minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has proposed four new ...and more »

Rs4.75tr status-quo budget unveiled - The Express Tribune;

Rs4.75tr status-quo budget unveiled - The Express Tribune

The Express TribuneRs4.75tr status-quo budget unveiledThe Express TribuneISLAMABAD: Amid 'Go-Nawaz Go' slogans and the opposition's boycott, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday unveiled Rs4.8 trillion deficit budget, which at the one end protected 'status-quo' and would, on the other, stoke inflation due to increase in ...and more »

Pakistan hikes defence budget by 7 per cent amid tensed ties with India - Deccan Chronicle;

Pakistan hikes defence budget by 7 per cent amid tensed ties with India - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChroniclePakistan hikes defence budget by 7 per cent amid tensed ties with IndiaDeccan ChronicleTensions have run high between India and Pakistan over a host of issues, including the status of Kashmir. Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar (Photo: AP). Islamabad: Pakistan today proposed to hike its defence budget by nearly seven per cent ...and more »

PM Nawaz terms federal budget 'balanced and good' - Daily Pakistan;

PM Nawaz terms federal budget 'balanced and good' - Daily Pakistan

Daily PakistanPM Nawaz terms federal budget 'balanced and good'Daily PakistanISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif termed the federal budget for fiscal year 2017-18 as very balanced and good while claiming that it would have sound impact on the country's economy. Talking to newsmen here on Friday after the ...and more »

Roaring Opp, indifferent house and a yawning PM - The Nation;

Roaring Opp, indifferent house and a yawning PM - The Nation

The NationRoaring Opp, indifferent house and a yawning PMThe NationISLAMABAD - A roaring opposition, an indifferent house and a yawning prime minister haunted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as he presented the national budget on Friday. Even before he stood up to speak, Dar was interrupted by Opposition Leader in the ...and more »