Tax loaded and bloated budget

Rs280b package announced for agriculture sector

Funds will be utilised to improve water productivity, crop yields

Income tax: What the salaried class will pay now

The Express Tribune reviews new taxes proposed in FY20 and imposed in previous years

Govt projects Rs3.98tr spending on public debt

Spends Rs2.91tr on public debt retirement in outgoing fiscal year

Budget 2019-20 proposes 18.8% hike in PM Office funds

Govt allocates Rs1.171 billion against the outgoing year’s revised estimate of Rs980m

A modest 4.7% increase in defence budget proposed

Announces to launch protest ‘at all forums’ against govt’s vengeful policies

Rs17.43 billion set aside for GB development projects

Rs2.435 billion for twelve continuing and new plans in the federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)

PTI govt withdraws zero-rated status for major exporters

Govt imposes 17% sales tax on textile, leather, carpet, sports goods and surgical instrument sectors

Budget presented in Senate amid protest

As the opposition senators shouted slogans against the budget, the chairman adjourned the session till Friday

Pakistan introduces FED slabs for auto sector

Duty levied on cars of all engine capacities

Rs190b apportioned for Ministry of Water Resources

Amount of Rs120bn have been reserved for the ongoing hydel power projects and Rs697m for new projects

PTI govt lifts curbs on property purchase


Govt withdraws 3% tax on price differential to close window for legalising black money

PTI govt proposes 10% increase in pensions

Slashes salaries of ministers by 10%; people earning Rs50,000 per month will have to pay tax

Pakistan sets lower revenue targets for oil, gas firms


Govt eyes collection of Rs359b against Rs486b in previous year

Rs113bn earmarked for railways

According to the budget draft, Rs29.51b have been earmarked for salaries and Rs33.37b pensioners

PTI govt slaps Rs516b ‘unprecedented’ taxes

Proposes harsh, inflationary taxation measures to qualify for IMF programme

Govt earmarks Rs701b for next year's development programme

Amount is insufficient for Rs8tr worth of ongoing and new projects that will take 12 years

Rs287m reserved for Rangers’ CPEC security wing


Rs15.383 million allocated for 500 police barracks in Islamabad

PM Imran to form ‘high-powered commission’ to probe massive increase in Pakistan’s debt

Govt is coming after all those who looted public wealth, says Imran Khan

Subsidies swell 55% for energy, commodities

Govt will provide Rs271.5 billion in FY20

Rs7.5b recommended for climate change projects

Rs64.2 million earmarked for the four ongoing projects

Austerity measures, debt repayment the focus in post-budget press conference

Govt committed to increasing tax collection even if some people take offense: Hafeez Shaikh

Separate ministry of poverty alleviation formed

Task will be to devise, implement programmes for social protection

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