Budget Banao – Tax Looto – 2007

Budget announcement is now very near and so are the promises of a strong and tax free budget.

Just few days back our Acting Prime Minister was seen inspecting the utility stores and price of daily commodities. Don’t you think its routine ki karwaayi before Budget and Eid ul Fitr?

This time an interesting hoarding near Airport on Islamabad Highway was seen …stating AAP BUDGET MEIN KYA CHAHTAY HAIN ? Yes, AAP yaani HUM!

Buzzvines says:

An interesting It is probably the latest incidents happening in Pakistani political scene that has induced the government for the first time to have people’s opinion in the budget. The interesting thing is that the government thought of asking this question at a time when it is so obvious that it is not going to fetch anything. I mean how much do we have till the budget to be announced and suddenly Ministry of Finance thought of asking us, The Public of our inputs. Since when have we become so democratic – Anyways, for those of you who are interested in chipping in, the e-mail address is afsb@finance.gov.pk

And I couldn’t agree less :>

Happy new fiscal year, soon!

4 Comments so far

  1. Majid (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

    Shaukat Aziz sahib was a World Banker before being dragged to Pakistan and was best mates with Wolfowitz (look what happened to him giving his girlfriend a pay rise – naughty naughty). So he knows all too well about massaging public opinion and making black into white. As if he of all people doesnt know the real problems plaguing PK economy and how to form a budget which will take this country into full industrialisation and out of poverty.

    Lets start by not exporting our raw materials (like cotton) just to earn a few more dollars and then having to import cotton for our weaving industry to function !?! same goes for electricity. Every 1st world country subsidises its farmers to the helm – while Shauki &Co are removing subsidies. No wonder prices of basic goods are sky high. Why dont we dye the diesel for farmers and sell it cheaper to them so they can run thier tractors ?… every other country does it.

    Its a farce of Orwellian proportions… thankfully the people are not so easily duped by billboards.. what were they thinking when they put those up?

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    :) – what i fear is more taxes on salaried personals – there are stupid classes of income tax on salary , i almost pay 8,000 Rs of TAX every month – can you believe that ? and what i get is poor civil service – no medication , broken infrastructure, expensive edibles and last no justice ?

    God save us from what we are heading towards…

  3. Phil (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

    Yup, this checking of utility stores is total BS! Totally!

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 10:00 am

    Is the common man better off now compared to 2000 or 1990?

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