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.
The house also passed the health budget after the rejection of cut-motion.
Federal Board of Revenue has restored the advance Federal Excise Duty for Green Leaves Thrashing Units at Rs10.
The provincial govt’s suspicions about the FBR’s ability to achieve targets are concealed in its next budget.
Practically, two parallel systems have been operating in the country.
Govt exceeded its sanctioned expenditure limit by Rs222bn without parliamentary approval, says finance ministry.
There is no truth in the propaganda that the rate will be 13 per cent and have an effect of 26 per cent, says SRB.
The minister made the comment as part of the general debate on the federal budget in the National Assembly.
"The time has come for the nation to decide that the 18th IMF package will be the last one," says minister.
The party chooses to not criticise the PTI govt’s tax-heavy federal budget.
The move has little bearing on the bill’s prospects for passage.
Rabbani criticises the budget as a 'budget of the IMF'.
The government withdrew zero-rated regime for five sectors and imposed a standard sales tax rate of 17pc on all items.
A subdued Zardari asks govt to sit with opposition and move forward on economic policy.
PPP, PML-N, MMA, ANP part of committee seeking support from govt's coalition partners to block passage of finance bill.
Zardari says government, opposition should discuss economic policy 'to move forward'.
The province is also undertaking multiple institutional initiatives to improve allocation and spending efficiency.
Taimur Jhagra says revenue estimates for next fiscal year 39 per cent higher than that of current one.
PTI MPA claims Shahbaz secretly used funds in 2015 for construction at Jati Umra.
Budget proposes increase in social welfare expenditure; Opposition leaders describe budget as 'anti-people'.
Opposition leader finally opens up discussion on budget in assembly after govt, opposition call 'truce' over ruckus.
Merged tribal areas to benefit from development programmes.
The house unanimously passed the budget without any change.
Speaker didn’t allow opposition leader to speak about arrests by NAB.
Rs97bn allocated for recurring expenditures, Rs24.56bn for developmental activities.
This was stated by AJK President Sardar Masood Khan.
Naemul Haq and Shahbaz Gill call on Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.