Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates - Daily Times

Budget 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 ...

Pakistan hikes development budget by 40pc - The Daily Star

A 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 ...

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

Finance 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 ...

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

Pakistan'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 ...

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

On 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 ...

No new tax levied in budget: Dar - The Nation

Finance 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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD (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 ...

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

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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD: 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 ...

Pakistan budgets Rs180b for CPEC - Financial Express Bangladesh

Pakistan 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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD: 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 ...

New federal budget to create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve life of common man: Dar - Radio 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 ...

Dar Announces 40% Increase in Development Budget - Newsweek Pakistan

Islamabad 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD (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 ...

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

Pakistan'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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD: 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 ...

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

Tensions 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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD – 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 ...

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

ISLAMABAD - 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 ...