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Not a people's budget

Pakistan, June 13 -- In document titled, Federal Budget 2021-22: Budget in Brief, released with federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 on June 11, 2021, the collection target of Federal Board of ... Read More


Budgets of, by and for the elites

Pakistan, June 6 -- Like every one of Pakistan's budget, the latest one, expected on June 11, 2021, will likely be more of the same. That is, burdening the common people, appeasing the mighty, not wit... Read More


Provinces and unconstitutional taxation

Pakistan, May 30 -- The writer, Advocate Supreme Court, is Adjunct Faculty at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Daily Times... Read More


When will Pakistan have a pro-people budget?

Pakistan, May 23 -- A student recently asked me to outline an ideal people-friendly budget. My answer was and remains this: it should boast long-term vision for growth and prosperity while doing econo... Read More


Reforms for growth and prosperity

Pakistan, May 15 -- "A comprehensive strategy has been formulated to shift the gears and move to higher economic growth. I do not believe in an increase in taxes to increase revenue collection but tho... Read More


Budget 2021: need for federalised tax apparatus

Pakistan, May 8 -- "A comprehensive strategy has been formulated to shift the gear and move to higher economic growth. I do not believe in increase in taxes to increase revenue collection but those ou... Read More


Determining fair sales tax base

Pakistan, April 18 -- In the last article, Determining fair income-tax base, Daily Times, April 12, 2021, an effort was made to determine fair income-tax base. In this article, the same exercise is un... Read More


Determinating fair sales tax base

Pakistan, April 18 -- In the last article, Determining fair income-tax base, Daily Times, April 12, 2021, an effort was made to determine fair income-tax base. In this article, the same exercise is un... Read More


IMF: bail-outs or death-blows

Pakistan, March 28 -- According to Press Release No. 21/83, issued by International Monetary Fund (IMF) on March 24, 2021, "its Executive Board completed the "combined second through fifth reviews of ... Read More