Pakistan Budget 2013: Pakistan Twitter Users React

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Fatimah Mazhar
The federal budget of Pakistan for the year 2013-2014 has been passed and as expected, it is being regarded as the worst budget in the history of the country.

Pakistan Reacts To Budget2013

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The federal budget of Pakistan for the year 2013-2014 has been passed and as expected, it is being regarded as the worst budget in the history of the country.

The business friendly Rs. 3.985 trillion budget is expected to crush the middle class and make the poorer even poorer since it focuses more on business development, political economic development and power generation than on taxes.

Though some points of the document are somewhat positive such as the comparatively better allocation for Higher Education Commission (HEC) sector which had been ruthlessly ignored in previous years, it largely remains a business class-oriented budget. Let’s see if the newly-elected government under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is able to get on with it.

Let’s see what the Pakistan Twitterati has to say about the Budget 2013:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protests are being held:

 

 

But then there is good stuff:

 

 

Sarcasm at its best:

 

 

True.

 

 

 

And last but certainly not the least, the Defense budget reaction:

 

 

Turns out, the common man of Pakistan is not happy with what they have been allocated. But then again, it’s not unusual.

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