Daily Archives: April 27, 2018


Highlights of Pakistan Budget 2018-19

  Following are the salient features of National Budget 2017-18, announced by Minister for Finance, Miftah Ismail in the National Assembly on Friday: total outlay of Rs 5.26 trillion as against Rs4.75 trillion for the outgoing year.    According to the budget estimates, the target of tax collection for the next […]


A layperson’s guide to the federal budget 2018-19

By Mustafa Nazir Ahmed As finance minister, presents the federal budget 2018-19, which will be the last of the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, it is high time to make an attempt at uncovering the story hidden behind the numbers. The idea is to enable the reader to: (a) […]


Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18 Highlights

Pakistan’s economy will grow 5.8 percent this fiscal year, the fastest pace in 13 years, the country’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, said on Thursday, a day before he announces the 2018/2019 budget. Pakistan’s economy has seen growth accelerate in recent years but it has not been without problems. […]