|Pakistan: Salient features of the Budget 2018-19
|The total outlay of budget 2018-19 is Rs 5,932.5 billion. This size is 16.2% higher than the size of budget estimates 2017-18.
||The resource availability during 2018-19 has been estimated at Rs 4,917.2 billion against Rs 4,713.7 billion in the budget estimates of 2017-18.
|The net revenue receipts for 2018-19 have been estimated at Rs 3,070.4 billion indicating an increase of 4.9% over the budget estimates of 2017-18.
||The provincial share in federal taxes is estimated at Rs 2,590.1 billion during 2018-19, which is 8.6% higher than the budget estimates for 2017-18.
|The net capital receipts for 2018-19 have been estimated at Rs 443.1 billion against the budget estimates of Rs 552.5 billion in 2017-18 i.e. a decrease of 19.8%.
||The external receipts in 2018-19 are estimated at Rs 1,118 billion. This shows an increase of 33.4% over the budget estimates for 2017-18.
|The share of current and development expenditure respectively in total budgetary outlay for 2018-19 is 80.6% and 19.4%.
||The overall expenditure during 2018-19 has been estimated at Rs 5,932.5 billion, out of which the current expenditure is Rs 4,780.4 billion and development expenditure is Rs 1,152.1 billion.
|The development expenditure outside PSDP has been estimated at Rs 180.2 billion in the budget 2018-19, which is higher by 18.4% than budget estimates 2017-18.
||The expenditure on General Public Services is estimated at Rs 3,340.4 billion, which is 69.9% of the current expenditure.
|The size of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2018-19 is Rs 1,650 billion. Out of this, Rs 850 billion has been allocated to provinces. Federal PSDP has been estimated at Rs 800 billion, out of which Rs 420.4 billion for Federal Ministries/Divisions, Rs 246.1 billion for Corporations, Rs 5 billion for Pakistan Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Community Development Programme, Rs 8.5 billion for Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Rs 5 billion for Special Provision for Competition of CEPEC Projects, Rs 10 billion for FATA 10 year Plan, Rs 45 billion for Relief and Rehabilitation of IDPs, Rs 45 billion for Security Enhancement, Rs 10 billion for Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and Rs 5 billion for Gas Infrastructure Development Cess.
||To meet expenditure, bank borrowing has been estimated for 2018-19 at Rs 1,015.3 billion, which is significantly higher than revised estimates 2017-18.