Dawn.com spent a few minutes each, with six random people spotted in the streets of Karachi and asked them nine questions pertaining to the announcement of Pakistan’s Budget for the Financial Year 2011-2012 later today (June 3).
Q1. In what way do you think will the new federal budget impact the common man’s life? Or does it not matter at all?
Q2. What should this budget tackle first and foremost?
Q3. What section needs the biggest increase of fund allocation?
Q4. Should the funds allocated towards the defence budget be decreased?
Q5. What effect will the budget have on inflation?
Q6. In what way can the budget help the private sector?
Q7. What can be done to alleviate poverty?
Q8. What is your opinion on General Sales Tax (GST)?
Q9. Should we continue taking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
– Interviews by Nadir Siddiqui and photos by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com
You are welcome to join the discussion and share your own views on these questions by answering in the comments section.