June 2015

HASINA ENGAGED IN A WAR OF LOVE AND HATRED

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ALI SUKHANER

Ali SukhanverReactions count a lot. In December 2013, a Resolution was passed in Pakistan’s National Assembly which condemned the hanging of JI Leader Mullah Abdul Qadir in Bangladesh. This resolution was the reaction of Pakistan. In response to that resolution, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh had crossed all moral and diplomatic limits by saying that there is no Place for Pakistani Friends in Bangladesh but at the same time her government was showering ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour Award’ onto some lucky Pakistanis. Sheikh Hasina is a very complex and complicated character in the strange story of love and hatred. Love and hatred are the passions not much different from blindness. Love compels us to ignore and overlook all flaws and demerits of the person we are in love with; while hatred makes us forgetful of all positive and constructive characteristics of the person we hate. That is what we find in the hate and love story of Hasina Wajid with India and Pakistan.Read More »HASINA ENGAGED IN A WAR OF LOVE AND HATRED

Highlights of KPK Budget 2015-16

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday announced a Rs488 billion budget for FY2015-16 in the KP Assembly today.

The budget, which is referred to as ‘poor-friendly’ by KP Finance Minister Muzafar Said, allocated a greater portion of funds to health and education.

Total outlay for the FY15-16 budget is 21 per cent greater than that of the outgoing fiscal year.Read More »Highlights of KPK Budget 2015-16

Highlights of Sindh Budget 2015-16

  • Ten per cent relief allowance has also been announced on basic pay for all Sindh government employees.
  • The revised estimates for the total receipts of the province for the current financial year are Rs617 billion.
  • Developmental expenditure of the province is estimated at Rs214 billion. This includes a provincial Annual Development Programme (ADP) of Rs162 billion.
  • The estimated current revenue expenditure of the province is at Rs503.34 billion.
  • With a 10-15 per cent increase, the allocation for education sector has been tipped to go up to Rs133-Rs144 billion.
  • Health sector is expected to get an allocation of Rs53 billion.
  • Rs106 billion in the education budget has reportedly been earmarked under the non-development head.
  • 503 billion are being allocated for education secretariat and Rs2 billion for unforeseen expenditure.
  • Rs65 billion is being earmarked for law and order with allocation for the police to be at Rs60 billion and the Sindh Rangers at Rs2.44 billion. The Frontier Constabulary will get Rs1 billion in addition to Rs5 billion meant for procuring modern weapons.
  • Annual Development Programme is estimated to be at Rs200 billion to complete the 2,370 ongoing schemes and execute 590 new schemes.

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Highlights of Punjab Budget 2015-16

The Punjab government on Friday presented a Rs 1,447.2 billion proposed annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 before the provincial Assembly on Friday.

According to details of the budget read out by the provincial finance minister, the provincial government is eyeing a revenue target of Rs160bn from provincial taxes and other sources.Read More »Highlights of Punjab Budget 2015-16

Pakistan budget 15-16 focuses on taxation

*Rs 253 billion new taxes imposed in budget for 2015-16*Rs 120 billion exemptions given under different SROs in customs, sales and income tax withdrawn

 

Presenting the budget, Finance Minister Ishaq said total resources have been estimated at Rs 4.168 trillion and the government has to bear the deficit of Rs 1.328 trillion despite imposing new taxes of Rs 253 billion during the next fiscal year. He said an estimate for the current expenditures during the next fiscal year is Rs 3.128 trillion while the revised estimates for the outgoing fiscal year are Rs 3.151 trillion. The deficit is likely to stay at 4.3% of the GDP for the coming financial year, down from 5% in 2014-15.Read More »Pakistan budget 15-16 focuses on taxation

پاکستان بجٹ – 16-2015

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حکومت کی جانب سے یکم جولائی سے شروع ہونے والے نئے مالی سال 16-2015 کے لیے تقریباً 43 کھرب روپے کا وفاقی بجٹ قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کیا جا رہا ہے۔

وفاقی وزیرخزانہ اسحاق ڈار اسپیکر ایاز صادق کی زیرصدارت جاری قومی اسمبلی کے اجلاس میں آئندہ مالی سال کا بجٹ پیش کياRead More »پاکستان بجٹ – 16-2015

Pakistan Economic Survey: Higher growth but missed targets

GDP grows by 4.24% in fiscal year 2014-15 against a target of 5%

* LSM sector registers growth of 2.38% against a target of 7% * Industrial sector grows by 3.62%

 Majority of the economic targets set for fiscal year 2014-15 were missed, including the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which grew by 4.24% against a target of 5%, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey Report 2014-15 released on Thursday.Read More »Pakistan Economic Survey: Higher growth but missed targets