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Budget 2013-14: Visualised

Updated Apr 02, 2014 03:11pm

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Usman Jun 13, 2013 12:14am

8% to run the government!?!?!? 7% on subsidies!?!?!? This should not exceed more than 5% combined, and education which alone should be at 5% is buried somewhere What a pathetic nation we are that does not value education

Maajid Jun 13, 2013 12:38am

Are we ever going to see real tax reforms in this country? When are we going to tax the rich? When are we going to stop persecuting the middle classes for holding salaried jobs? When are we going to stop compensating for our income tax collection incompetencies with indirect taxes? Not in our lifetimes, I don't think.

Common Sense Jun 13, 2013 12:47am

In Federal revenue circular chart both Net Revenue Receipts and Net Capital Receipts have 53% each allocated to them. Is the chart total percentage > 100%???

farshaz Jun 13, 2013 01:01am

The pie sections vs. the percentage points are horribly off for the revenue chart.

Nauman Mufti Jun 13, 2013 02:14am

About a third of the Budget for interest payments? Really??!! No wonder there are no funds for building dams, education and several other important projects.

Jabran Jun 13, 2013 03:40am

Professional managers to run state-run firms? Dare I ask who's been running them so far?!

shahzad Jun 13, 2013 03:47am

wow wow where is the education pie?

Mian Mir Jun 13, 2013 06:56am

If a country spend 32% in interest payment and 17% in defense i.e. 50% of budget going on productive items, than there is little hope for a common man. What is the need to spend so much on defending a bankrupt country.

Iftikhar Jun 13, 2013 08:18am

How about setting aside a small amount in the budget to bring back trillions of dollars sitting in the bank accounts due to corruption, tax dodge, money leaundering, fake loans, scammers, etc.

fowez Jun 13, 2013 09:25am

Wow!! Interest payments on debt is 32%? In USA interest payments are around 6% and no load-shedding!

Were has all the borrowed money gone?

BASHARAT ALI Jun 13, 2013 09:34am


Azad Jun 13, 2013 10:11am

A expected the PML (N) safeguarded the interests of its fraternity i.e. the capitalist class who always deceived and defied the Government machinery in payment of income tax. The budget even couldn't provided a future guideline for recovery on income taxes and documentation of economy rather its emphasis on traditional indirect taxes which will severely hit the poor.

No good news for social sector i.e. health and education which needs efforts on emergency basis rather funds will be diverted to extravagant schemes like motorways, laptop. the funds which is being planed for Laptop and higher education must have been kept for the burning issues like primary education and health facilities.

Rizwan Jun 13, 2013 10:18am

It will be hard to bear above budget. However if all said taxes are recovered efficiently, then there would be a large reserve available for development side. HOPE ALL THESE COLLECTIONS should be use in a truthful manner with avoiding corruptions.

Farooq Khan Jun 13, 2013 10:27am

Very Excellent and Eye Catching Graphic View. Is this Rs 3591/- Billions or Trillion. A fatal error.

Ghayas Jun 13, 2013 12:20pm

There is a mistake in the above diagram: it should be Total budget outlay: Rs3,591 billion

HADY Jun 13, 2013 01:04pm

Total Percentage of Federal Revenue in PIE CHART comes out to be 153%, how its possible???

Shah Alam Jun 13, 2013 02:03pm


There is no provision in the budget for RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) for Pakistan Ltd. How can it will grow in the future and be self-sufficient in various fields of development. Without it the country will remain a recipient of alms.

Take an example of Israel and South Korea. For past 60 years, they have a very active Government sponsored R&D programme. They exports all the things it makes be it computer related, cars or defence equipments.

If possible at least 1% of the Pakistan

akram Jun 13, 2013 02:06pm

all good ideas, however the proof of the pudding is in the eating. in particular the ability to achieve tax to GDP ratio will be crucial. also no mention of a tax on landowners, yet again another government in hock with the feudals.

abdul nasir Jun 13, 2013 02:49pm

The Total budget out lay is Rs 3591 trillion or billion

ABDUL NASIR Jun 13, 2013 02:51pm

The Total budget outlay is Rs 3591 trillion or billion.

Misha Jun 13, 2013 03:37pm

Its Rs. 3.591 trillion or Rs. 3,591 billion Budget ( Above is the error of comma and point)

Misha Jun 13, 2013 03:44pm

@Usman: After 18th constitutional amendment Education budget is Provincial subject while Higher education is Fed duty. Wait for the provinces budgets.

Imran Ahmad Jun 13, 2013 04:20pm

the budget does not highlight spending on education and training?

Anwar Rajput , Jun 13, 2013 05:21pm

If salaries are not being raised, then why to give it special mention. just to discredit itself. its fall out could only be controlled by a raise of 15 percent if not 20 as was being done annually by the out-going rulers. let the salaried agitating clerks have hope and wait for the final decision.

critical thinker Jun 13, 2013 05:41pm


for militancy in other countries

Jatt Jun 13, 2013 07:18pm

@HADY : You are dumb and also the poster child why Pakistan needs to invest in Education.

ali Jun 13, 2013 08:35pm

@ABDUL NASIR: its 3.5 trillion or 3500 billion. one and the same thing

S.A. Sheikh, Jun 13, 2013 08:34pm

@Azad: Strongly endorsing your comments one wonders that only two days after the formation of new Fed. govt., the FM seems to have read out the speech prepared by the former 5-years long rulers, who used to raise salary up to 20 percent, annually, but Mr. Ishaq Dar has dared announce no raise in salary of govt. servants. What a great contrasting difference between the in-coming and out-going political rulers.

S.A. Afaqi , Jun 13, 2013 10:49pm

This is not 'good idea' if the new Saving Schemes will be introduced from next year. Why not during the current fiscal year? It sounds as strange as the novel philosophy that the state-servants will be given pay raise next year, ha, ho,ha, ha,ho ho, what a laughable budget decisions?

saqib Jun 14, 2013 02:58am

The govt wants to raise tax to gdp ratio to 15% by 2015. I am worried it would tax only those people who are already paying taxes instead of broadening the tax base by imposing tax on landlords and stock exchange businesss.

Farhan Jun 14, 2013 03:45am

@Mian Mir: I like your comment so much that i copied it to my fb wall....:)

deva Jun 14, 2013 09:06am

What is the % for 1) Education 2) health 3) Roads(Transport) 4) Power 5) contingency for natural disaster (All these are mainly impact common person). Can anyone throw light

Shahroze Ali Khan Jun 14, 2013 11:29am

What percentage are they going to spend on strong textLAPTOPS again lol

Ashfaq Jun 14, 2013 11:32am

@Shah Alam: Indeed, but our beloved country already have quite a few R&D houses. The very unfortunate is that, all those working under one khaki umbrella and black boots.

Khursheed Alam, Jun 14, 2013 11:54am

@ali: yes, you are correct up to the 't' and even if it was written there as Millions along with Trillions and billions ( of course as a typographic error) one is sure 90 percent MNAs, of faked degrees and unverified credentials will accept all this nonsense as okay and very good, without knowing the actual amount of pakistani money is given in one Million?