This financial year will be the worst in over a decade in terms of how it affects the working people of Pakistan.
The first big test of the PTI government and its budget could shape up today.
The headwinds facing the government are about to get very intense indeed.
Support for July 13 strike call has been extended by traders from major cities.
Shabbar Zaidi says the government has not imposed any new tax in the budget.
The committee threatens to extend the market shut down in case their demands are not met.
Hammad Azhar says that if the current tax rate is not increased it will lead the country towards bankruptcy.
“Why are you people not ready to understand [that] when there will be no business, how you will collect the tax.”
Pakistan is in the throes of a ‘classic’ currency crisis.
Traders seek reduction in tax rates on withdrawal of over Rs50,000.
Revised budget of Rs2.8bn for 2019-20 comes with a directive to the commission for proposals to reduce Rs350m deficit.
Our elected ones can now go back to what really matters — name-calling, production orders, corruption and incompetence.
Foreign Minister Qureshi says will raise the issue in cabinet today, suggests a budget review.
The narrow window of time to discuss and adjust the budget proposals can be blamed for the limited interaction.
CM takes pride in leading austerity drive; speaks of funds for health, development sectors.
The meeting is held in the open air after KE disconnects power supply to KMC head office.
“The government has gone for difficult but quintessential decisions for long-term benefits," Gen Bajwa tells seminar.
Govt musters enough numbers with the help of allies, other partners to defeat opposition's blockading attempt.
KMC proposes an allocation of Rs9.47bn for various development schemes.
The opposition leader demands concessions in taxes for Karachi.
The chief minister was speaking at the budget session of the Balochistan Assembly.
Government expects NA to pass finance bill today.
Ruckus erupts in assembly after Shehbaz Sharif calls Prime Minister Imran Khan a "selected prime minister".
Opposition encircles speaker’s dais, tears agenda copies.
The treasury rejects all 543 cut motions moved by the opposition.
Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi concludes debate saying budget drafted in consultation with stakeholders.
PM Imran in the House, some PPP, PML-N and other members missing due to MPC; no production orders for Waziristan MNAs.
Party leaders call out minister for ‘outlandish’ remarks on 18th Amendment.
PML-N asks PTI govt to create consensus on budget as the first step towards charter of economy.
Minister winds up budget debate in National Assembly, acknowledges having increased tax on sugar from 11pc to 17pc.