Examining the pros and cons of Budget 2020-21: is it business as usual?


There are some laudable additions to the materials in the budget package for the fiscal year 2020-21 presented in the National Assembly on Friday. In what appears to be an attempt to improve transparency and to promote ease of understanding, the budget package includes a Citizen?s Budget in Urdu; and a Medium Term Budget Framework (MTBF), or a Performance Based Budget as they have called it, which lays out a three-year framework for budgetary planning.