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Intricacies of the national budget

Intricacies of the national budget

Whether budgetary conditionalities of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), directives of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), maneuvering of the statesmanship or commonalities of the common man, budget of the pandemic times is a very challenging proposition indeed. So very …

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Budgeting amid uncertainties and aspirations

Budgeting amid uncertainties and aspirations

The federal budget for 2020-21 is set in difficult circumstances with an exceptional degree of uncertainty generated by COVID-19. The economy was already reeling under the sharp slowdown brought on by the macroeconomic adjustment that began last July with accession …

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Budget 2020-21: a critical view

Budget 2020-21: a critical view

The budget proposals for 2020-2021, prepared by the Adviser on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh — against the backdrop of potentially the biggest public health emergency and economic downturn in generations — and presented on the floor of the …

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All roads lead to Beijing

All roads lead to Beijing

The year 2020 is unfolding a series of transformations for the whole world. The Covid pandemic is wreaking havoc across the continents while some countries are tackling the virus better than the others. China, Germany, New Zealand and Japan are …

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