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Pakistan budget

No change in Pakistan's defence budget amid government's austerity drive

Minster of state for revenue Hammad Azhar on Tuesday presented in Parliament the austerity-driven budget for fiscal year 2019-20, which starts from July 1. 

Jun 11, 2019, 21:53 PM IST

Pakistan plans to impose 'sin tax' on cigarettes, colas, candies

The Imran Khan government is reportedly looking at ways to increase budget allocation for health in Pakistan.

Dec 05, 2018, 09:12 AM IST

Pakistan announces big hike in military spending in its Budget for next fiscal year

Pakistani Finance Minister Miftah Ismail set aside 1.1 trillion for the defence budget, increasing it by about 20 percent from the 920 million that the government had budgeted for the military to spend. 

Apr 28, 2018, 07:24 AM IST

Military and debt servicing swallow more than half of Pakistan budget, only 15.2 percent for development

In 2018-19, Pakistan will borrow more than it will repay.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:21 AM IST

Pak budget for 2010-11 to be presented

Pak`s USD 30.4bn (Rs 2.6 trillion) budget for fiscal 2010-11 beginning July 01, which has allocated Rs 450bn for defence, will be presented in Parliament.

Jun 05, 2010, 12:42 PM IST