The budget serves the classes on the two extremes of the social scale, but offers little to households in the middle
For the country at large, the key change regarding telcos is the reduction in withholding taxes by 2.5 percentage points
The 2021-22 budget is good for businesses, the stock market, the poor and growth. There are no new taxes and no plans to increase
Can the paltry figure of Rs12bn, out of the total layout of Rs8.4tr, sustain the sector let alone revive it?
The external debt financing requirement for 2021-22 will be higher than it was in the current fiscal year
‘The industry is disappointed that most of the recently withdrawn tax exemptions at the behest of the International Monetary Fund
Capital market experts are happy. Many were seen beaming with joy. Even the grouchiest of them could find few ...
Despite the government efforts to control inflation Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin concedes that prices are still...
The budget has been favourably received. Revenue targets are a challenge, but clearly, widening the tax net is a tangible
Many proposed policy measures are highly inflationary, such as taxes on crude oil, LNG imports and food items