With the federal budget 2011-2012 expected to be announced on Friday, eyes and ears remained glued on the country’s policy-makers.
While rising inflation continues to burden the urban masses, there has been talk of tax relief on lower income-brackets as well as debates on the introduction of new taxes forced by international money-lending forces. And as education becomes a ‘matter of life and death’ for the nation, many people are expecting a much needed increase in educational expenditure. With that follows the need for job-creation, private sector growth and the responsibility to rebuild the devastated flood-hit parts of the nation.
But how does a 45-minute speech full of complex financial terms really affect the common man?
Dawn.com would like you to share your views and opinions on the eve of the federal budget 2011-12.
* Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/Dawn.com