The next so called pro-people budget is going to be presented on June 5. Do you think this could really provide some relief to the common people? In light of the stern conditions in the shape of value-added tax, elimination of subsidies and a considerable power tariff increase asked by the IMF and World Bank, how could this be of assistance to the masses?
Who will bear the brunt of the overall price increase in the daily commodities in the consequence of this? Could the resignation of the Governor of the State Bank come at a worse time?
Do you think the allocation of the defense budget in light of the on going war against terror would yet again consume a major chunk of the Federal budget and if so, is it justified?
Text by Jawad Muzaffar.
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