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Poverty and extravagance

THE government has incorporated the expenses related to provision of security for all past presidents and prime ministers in the Finance Bill 2012-13. According to the Finance Bill, the government proposed amendment to Act IX.

Furthermore, it has increased the budget of the Presidency and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.

The question is what the government gave in the budget to the poor of the country. Poverty and unemployment are on the rise. It is difficult for a poor man to run his house when inflation has steeply gone up.

It would have been better had the government done something for the poor in the budget. My request is that the government should adopt an austerity policy and reduce unnecessary expenditures. The money should be utilised on the poor of the country.


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Cyrus Howell
Jun 28, 2012 07:34pm
LISTENING TO GRASSHOPPERS .. "India is no ideal of what can be achieved in Asia by adopting Western-style politics and business practice. Nor does its recent progress represent a long awaited coming of age. Instead it's the graveyard of democracy, the point at which an old, tired and discredited notion has finally run into the buffers, surrendering to a new fascism built on sectarian politics and a predatory capitalism." Arundhati Roy
Jun 28, 2012 02:55am
right brother, but khuddi ko kar buland itna ki ar taqdeer sey pahely khuda bandey sey khud poochey, bata teri raza kya hai.we should learn to live with honesty ,honour and dignity even if means poverty.then ALLAH will give leadership of world into our hands as a true guide for others.ALLAH IS THE RAZAAQ PAKISTAN ZINDABAAD