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Dr. Miftah Ismail appointed Finance Minister just hours before presenting budget

News Analysis | In an unprecedented move, just hours before the announcement of the 2018-19 budget, the Government of Pakistan has appointed Dr. Miftah Ismail,...

The Roller Coaster Between Jamat-e-Islami and PTI Ends

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s long-term ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, has decided to part ways with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. This has been done just weeks before...

3 Chief Ministers walkout of National Economic Council meeting due to...

News Analysis | Chief Ministers of three provinces — Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, walked out of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC)...

Health Ministry suggests a further tax slap on tobacco companies

News Analysis | In an attempt to counter growing health risks and to give some boost to state revenues, the Ministry of National Health Services,...

Railway Ministry demands Rs. 73 Billion for “Development” ahead of budget...

News Analysis | The Ministry of Railways has demanded Rs 73 billion for ongoing and new projects in the next Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)...

Government deliberately ignored the brewing FATF Imbroglio?

News Desk | GVS sat down with Dr. Mohammad Zubair Khan to discuss the issue of Pakistan's inclusion in FATF greylist. Dr Zubair was former Commerce Minister,...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

Pakistan’s economy at a tipping point

Mohammad Zubair Khan | It has only been a year since a $6.2bn International Monetary Fund programme in Pakistan was completed, and the markets are...

Will China be able to defeat USA in a direct military...

Jumel G. Estrañero | "Let China sleep, for when she wakes the world will shake." That is according to Napoleon Bonaparte. Right now, we see...

Higher purposes of university education

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Universities have mushroomed all over Pakistan, and there is an ever-increasing number of individuals with University Degrees. On the face...

Farmers threaten agitation if burden of taxes is not eased

On 26th May, hours before Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the government’s budget proposal to the National Assembly for the fiscal year of 2017-2018,...

Increasing foreign debts: When will Pakistan be truly ‘independent’?

Rida Hussain | Pakistan soon would be marking the 70th year of its independence and within these 70 years, Pakistan has gone through a roller...

Pakistan’s Budget 2017-18: A dive into debt or a pathway to...

Fatima Zaidi | It has been five days since the government of Pakistan released the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. The media has been...

8 habits that keep you poor

Have you ever wondered where all your money went to? Do you often ponder why there is no money in your bank account at...

Sindh’s Education Budget has more money but is it going anywhere?

By Khawaja Amer  Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s commitment and efforts to accord priority to education are definitely very encouraging. In the fiscal year...

Pakistan’s expected debt to be $110 billion by 2020

There is increasing concern in Pakistan over the foreign loans situation and the direction this is taking the country. To offset the declining foreign currency...

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