Price range 2016-17 has been declared

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar
The amount of Price range 2016-17 goes to be Rs 4394 billion whereas the tax assortment goal goes to be set at Rs 3621 billion.

Furthermore, non-tax income goal goes to be Rs 960 billion.

Based on the funds doc, the whole quantity of the funds goes to be Rs 4394 billion.

The allocation for Defence goes to be Rs 860 billion, growing the defence funds by Rs 160 billion.

Exports declined by 9.6%, now stands at $18.18 billion.

Imports declined by 4.6%, now stands at $32.73 billion says Ishaq Dar.

The fears that loomed giant over Pakistan s financial system in 2013, after we had taken over the federal government, are gone now.

Pakistan s financial system is seen to be having an ideal potential for progress and enchancment.

60% improve has been recorded within the tax-collection over the last three years and this can be a historic enchancment.

Commerce deficit was destructive in 2012-13 and is 312 billion rupees now.

Exports remained low this yr by way of income however the largest purpose is that the commodity costs have dropped internationally.

Rate of interest is on the lowest in final a number of years with only a price of 5.75%.

Per capital revenue has reached 1561 {dollars} at this time.

In June 2013, State Financial institution had simply 6 billion {dollars} and now they’ve risen to 16.Eight billion {dollars} whereas the industrial banks have 4.Eight billion {dollars}, totaling to 21.6 billion {dollars}, the very best in Pakistan s historical past.

Present account deficit has remained at 1% over the last one yr.

The tax-collection goal of Rs 3104 billion could have been achieved by the top of June 2016.

Vitality has been our authorities s prime precedence ever since we took over energy.

By March 2018, Pakistan could have over 10,000 mega watts of electrical energy extra.

Dasu Dam and Bhasha Dam will proceed after March 2018 as nicely.

Based on Pakistan Social and Residing Measurement survey, the poverty ratio has dropped to 29.2% in 2016.

Benazir Earnings Help Program:

The funds has been elevated to Rs 115 billion within the Price range 2016-17.

The quantity was 3.7 million in 2012-13 whereas it’s 5.Three million now.

The stipend was Rs 12,000 yearly for every household whereas now it’s Rs 18,000.


With Common Service Fund, phone and IT will attain areas of Balochistan and FATA with Rs 2.43 billion, whereas Rs 9.52 billion might be spent on already working tasks.

Institutes for girls have additionally been supplied with pc labs.

Will convey fiscal deficit to 4% in Price range 2016-17 and will probably be introduced down to three.8% subsequent yr.

Improvement funds has at all times been diminished with a purpose to convey stability within the funds however the present authorities has elevated it to Rs 800 billion in Price range 2016-17.

A complete technique has been devised to enhance public-private sector in improvement tasks.

Imports remained at 32.7 billion {dollars} throughout 2015-16.

Exports declined by 11%, now stands at $18.18 billion.

Imports declined by 4.6%, now stands at $32.73 billion, says Ishaq Dar.

Improvement Initiatives:

Rs 800 billion PSDP for 2016-17 larger from Rs 700 billion in 2015-16

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Water Reservoirs:

Rs 32 billion being allotted for Dimer-Bhasha Dam, Rs 42 billion being allotted for Dasu Dam.

15000 Mega Watts might be added to the nationwide grid with the assistance of those dams and different water tasks.

Funds can even be allotted for small dams in KP.

Vitality Initiatives:

Rs 380 billion being allotted for power tasks in Price range 2016-17.

Karachi Civil Nuclear Energy Undertaking, Chashma Civil Nuclear Energy Undertaking are additionally on the desk.


Rs 79.5 billion being allotted for larger training.


Pakistan has the flexibility to hyperlink your entire area by roads.

Rs 188 billion have been allotted for development of roads, bridges, which is 18% greater than the earlier funds.

Lahore-Karachi Motorway amongst these tasks is on the highest precedence for the federal government.


Railways is amongst our prime priorities. Inexperienced Line Prepare is Pakistan Railways nice achievement.

Khanpur-Lodhran, Port Bin Qasim railway traces are additionally being constructed. Rs 14 billion have been allotted for getting new coaches and wagons. Rs 78 billion have been allotted for Railways on this funds.

International and personal funding can also be anticipated subsequent yr on this fiscal yr.

Wage improve:

10% improve in salaries introduced for the federal government workers.

Minimal month-to-month wage for labourers raised by Rs 1000 to Rs 14,000 now. 10% improve in pensions of retired officers additionally introduced.

Federal govt pensioners of age greater than 85 years to get 25% improve in pension.

Pensioners from former East Pakistan presently have Rs 2000 pension, it’s being elevated to Rs 6000 now. Pay scales from Grade 7 to 14 raised.


Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been of nice assist to enhance regulation and safety state of affairs within the nation whereas international funding has additionally elevated.

This was attainable solely as a result of sacrifices of the military.


Pakistan is exporting a lot lower than its potential.

Authorities had introduced many tasks for this goal in earlier funds.

Lots of the tasks have already been accomplished.

We’re annoucing new tasks on this funds as nicely.

Agriculture Sector:

Fertilizer prices have been diminished throughout the previous few months.

Authorities diminished the price of fertilizer bag from Rs 2050 to Rs 1800 and Rs 50 might be diminished additional.

The worth of urea is being set at Rs 1400 in comparison with Rs 2100 beforehand.

DAP value can even be diminished from Rs 2800 to Rs 2500 from July 1.

Federal and provincial governments will contribute equally on this discount as nicely.

Authorities has determined to cut back the value of electrical energy for agriculture sector to Rs 5.33 per unit.

Customized responsibility additionally being diminished from 5% to 2%.

7% gross sales tax on pesticides has been abolished.

Fish Farming:

Obligation being diminished from 5% to 2%.

The responsibility for crab and prawn meals is 20% however this responsibility has been abolished this yr.

Customized responsibility on import of samll fish was 10%. It’s being abolished.


Customized responsibility on equipment and uncooked materials presently has 5% customized responsibility, it has been diminished to three% now.

Cottage trade turnover is Rs 5 million now for the exemption of gross sales tax.

The bar is usually recommended to be set to Rs 10 million now.


LED lights presently have 20% responsibility, it’s being diminished to five%.

Customized responsibility on import of photo voltaic panels is 0% proper now, the coverage has been prolonged until June 30, 2017.

Monetary Sector:

PM Well being Insurance coverage Scheme has been began in cooperation of provincial and federal governments.

Insurance coverage cowl is being offered to poor folks and Rs 9 billion have been allotted for it.

At the moment the scheme is for 23 districts and will probably be expanded to extra districts in future.

Hospitals will get low curiosity loans underneath this scheme.

Taxes Imposed:

10% capital acquire tax to be imposed on promoting property inside 5 years.

Company tax ratio to be fastened at 31%

Taxes to be imposed on exhibiting international TV dramas and serials in Pakistan.

Tremendous Tax to stay intact for an additional yr.

Tax on every bag of cement raised to Rs 50 from Rs 25.

Customs responsibility on import of eggs, hen raised from 6% to 11%.

Customs responsibility of frozen fish raised to 20%.

Customs responsibility on dry milk raised to elevated by 45%.

10% customs responsibility on automobile tyres abolished.

Obligation on almonds import raised from 10% to 20%.

Reactions on Price range:

Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries Chairman says that the federal government has helped the businessmen a bit on some points.

He appreciated the federal government s allocation of funds for larger training.

Jamaat Islami chief rejects the funds, says the one factor low cost within the nation at this time is demise after this funds.

He added that growing the minimal wage by Rs 1000 was boasted off as if the federal government was doing an ideal favour to the nation.

Karachi Chamber of Commerce chief Siraj Qasim Teli says it was a funds for the agriculturists and there was nothing good in it for the industries.

Opposition rejects Price range 2016-17.

Opposition Chief in NA Khurshid Shah says the funds has nothing for the poor.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he rejects the funds.

He added that the farmers got no assist for enchancment in cotton manufacturing even though it was the foremost purpose for decline in exports final yr as a result of it was the foremost participant in textile trade.