All the main points: Budget 2020-21, Pakistan.

Budget 2020-21, Pakistan

The government of Pakistan presented the Budget 2020-21 today in the Parliament. Federal Minister Hammad Azhar presented the Federal budget. Prime Minister Imran Khan also attended the Parliament’s budget session.

Budget 2020-21 Details

  • The overall expenditure during 2020-21 has been estimated at Rs 7,294.9 billion, out of which the current expenditure is Rs 6,345 billion.
  • The provincial share in federal taxes is estimated at Rs 2,873.7 billion during 2020-21.
  • The external receipts in 2020-21 are estimated at Rs 2,222.9 billion.
  • We bore a burden of 5000 Billion Rs. due to the debt payoff, Hammad Azhar.
  • No Supplementary Grants have been granted in the previous financial year.
  • The task force has been established for the austerity at government-owned organizations.
  • Ease of doing business, Pakistan is now at 108th in the world. Hammad Azhar.
  • Advice to increase excise duty on energy drinks from 13 percent to 25 percent.
  • 118 Billion Rs. allocated for CPEC-related projects including its western route.
  • 3600 billion Rs. Allocated for General Public services.
  • 1,289 Billion Rs. allocated for defence.
  • 20 billion Rs. allocated for Science and Technology.
  • Trade deficit reduced by 31 percent, and the budget deficit brought down to 3 percent.
  • FBR tax collection was 3900 Billion Rs. The target for the fiscal year 2020-21 is 4963 Billion Rs.
  • FBR revenue increased by 17 percent.
  • 13 Billion Rs. allocated for Lahore, Federal, and Karachi Hospitals, which are under the federal government.
  • 48 Billion Rs. allocated for the merged areas of KPK.
  • 650 Billion Rs. allocated for PSDP.
  • 80 Billion Rs. allocated to improve electricity transmission.
  • SBP will allocate 800 Billion Rs. for individual debts.
  • The net revenue receipts for the federal government in budget 2020-21 are estimated at Rs 3,699 billion.
  • 13 Billion Rs. allocated for Lahore, and Karachi Hospitals, which are under the federal government.
  • Advice to reduce tax on cement production.
  • FAT increased on double cabin pickups.
  • Educational Institutions receiving an annual fee of more than 2 Lac Rs. have to pay 100 percent more in taxes.
  • Tax to be reduced for Educational Institutions and Wedding Halls.
  • People must show the ID card for the purchase of more than 50,000 to 100,000 Rs.
  • Estimated federal government expenses are 3,700 Billion Rs.
  • 70 Billion Rs. allocated for water resources.
  • Advice to reduce the tax of the Hotel Industry by 0.5%.
  • 1,324 Billion Rs. for the developmental projects.
  • 73 percent developmental budget allocated for ongoing projects and 27 percent for new projects.
  • 2 Billion Rs. allocated for Kamyab Jawan Program.
  • Advice to increase the tax on imported cars and luxury imported goods.
  • Advice to allocate 1.5 Billion Rs. for Naya Pakistan housing project.
  • Tax reduction on mobile phones manufactured in Pakistan.
  • 10 Billion Rs. allocated for Reform Programs.
  • A special grant of 10 Billion Rs. for Balochistan.
  • No advance tax to be received on up to 200cc Motorbikes.
  • 5 Billion Rs. allocated for Educational reforms.
  • 50 Billion Rs. allocated for bill relief to small businesses.
  • FAT to be increased from 65 percent to 100 percent on Imported tobacco products.
  • 180 Billion Rs. allocated for subsidies
  • A special grant of 55 Billion Rs. to Azad Kashmir and 10 Billion Rs for Gilgit.
  • 10 Billion allocated for the Agricultural Sector.
  • 208 Billion Rs. allocated for Ehsaas Program.
  • 12 Billion Rs. allocated for the Ministry of Food Security.
  • 37% increase in the tax return filings.
  • 2 billion Rs. allocated to support Afganistan’s development.
  • 30 Billion Rs. allocated for improvements in Education Sector.
  • 6 Billion Rs. allocated to fight Climate Change.
  • 40 Billion Rs. allocated for Pakistan Railways to provide subsidized transport.
  • 24 Billion Rs. allocated for the Railway ML1 project.
  • The budget deficit will be more than 34 Billion Rs.
  • 70 Billion Rs. allocated to fight coronavirus.
  • 20 Billion Rs. allocated for Health Services.
  • 1 Billion Rs. allocated for Arts and culture.
  • 10 Billion allocated for the development of agriculture and Locusts control.
  • 64 Billion allocated for Higher Education.
  • More than 1 Billion allocated to the Information Ministry to provide E-services.
  • 70 Billion allocated for clean water projects in Gawadar.
  • 50 Billion Rs. allocated for relief at Utility stores.
  • 100 Billion Rs. placed for emergency funds.
  • Relief of 70 billion Rs. has been given to the public on Petroleum Prices.
  • The budget deficit was 2300 Billion.
  • No new tax in Budget 2020-21.
  • Inflation to be reduced from 9.1% to 6.5%.
  • The current account deficit to be reduced to 4.4%.
  • National tax collection increased by record 27%.
  • The tax to GDP ratio of Pakistan is 11%.
  • 35 government-owned organizations to be privatized, suggested taskforce.

These were all the main points of the Budget 2020-21.

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