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Coronavirus
HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,597
3124hr
Pakistan Cases
1,240,425
1,75724hr
3.61% positivity
Sindh
455,808
Punjab
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32,861
Islamabad
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KPK
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Anjum Ibrahim

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Budget shortcomings and the IMF

The same day as the board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the staff-level agreement, 3 July 2019, a summary of the objectives of the programme and recent economic development and outlook, attributed to David Lipton, IMF's Fi
Published 08 Jul, 2019 12:00am
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The tax man cometh

The government will begin tabulating two critical sources of revenue on the first day of fiscal year 2019-20 (today) - figures that may compel it to readjust its budget deficit targets for the outgoing year and adjust some projections for the current year
Published 01 Jul, 2019 12:00am
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Partly Facetious : The offending words

"Having older brothers and sisters I learnt that if I showed any emotion to what they hurled at me, and I mean words not sticks and stones, the likelihood they would stop using the offending adjective was not zero but in the negative realm."
Published 26 Jun, 2019 12:00am
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The industrial package

Budget for fiscal year 2019-20 envisages a major outlay for industry, particularly export oriented sectors, and is a measure of the success of Razzak Dawood, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Industries, to convince Prime Minister Imran Kh
Published 24 Jun, 2019 12:00am
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Additional thoughts on the budget

Budget for fiscal year 2019-20 was reminiscent of measures favoured by previous finance ministers particularly Ishaq Dar: it fully met the precise prior International Monetary Fund (IMF) condition of achieving a primary deficit of 0.6 percent of Gross Dom
Published 17 Jun, 2019 12:00am