I have also been very unsatisfied with Khawaja Asif until now. I also feel he is not fit for this job and ought to relinquish his duties in favour of someone else.
Posts made by sharpsaw
RE: Circular debt payments.
Here's an opinion about the issue:
Circular debt payments.
I have not experienced any significant relief in load-shedding on hot days without rain. Only when it rains and the weather cools down does the load-shedding decreases significantly.
There seems to be no initiative taken in the first three weeks to mitigate the effects of line losses.
Despite voting PML-N I am disappointed in this specific area because apart from chairing meetings there does not seem to be any supervision of actual on ground problems.
Is my view justified, or am I being impatient?
Federal Budget Recommendations (PML-N Supporters' objective views needed)
What is your opinion about 1% increase in GST? Is this extending the scope of sales tax as per the manifesto?
Are PML-N broadening the tax base by introducing new taxes for FY 2013-14?
Will relying more on sales tax rather than printing money by the State Bank will over the course of time be more effective in reducing the rate of inflation?
Will the introduction of new taxes for FY 2013-14 over the course of time will help in increasing the purchasing of the PK Rupee, especially if its coupled with a substantial increase in foreign direct investment?
RE: 66 billion for Education in KPK???
According to the Budget Salient Features document (Page 3):
2012-13: Rs. 20.96 Billion for Elementary and Secondary education
2013-14: Rs. 24.6 Billion for Elementary and Secondary education
2012-13: Rs. 3.45 Billion for Higher Education
2013-14: Rs. 3.4 Billion for Higher Education
According to the White Papers Budget document:
For HIGHER EDUCATION, ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES (Page 127)
2012-13: Rs. 5,390,615,000
2013-14: Rs.5,424,128,000 (Salary)
2013-14: Rs.630,965,000 (Non-Salary)
For ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION (Page 128)
2012-13: Rs. 681,068,000
2012-13(Revised): Rs. 945,297,000
2013-14: Rs. 60,552,937,000
2013-14: Rs. (Salary) 56,440,559,000
2013-14: Rs. (Non-Salary) 4,112,378,000
I've checked my post for any errors but please refer to the cited references.
-- Either the 2012-13 Elementary & Secondary Education budget is without salary.
-- It is with salary and in this case one of the following scenarios could be possible: either the current KPK government has really done an excellent job; or the previous government was appallingly terrible here; or both.