This budget, like all previous budgets is a bomb shell for the poor, in the form of increased prices. Ramazan is starting and the budget will make life difficult for a large number of people. Any country’s budget should be a budget that brings hope, that things will get better, but we in Pakistan know that most of the money will go to the corrupt, there will be no development, no schools made no health facilities improved. The only truth in the budget is the higher prices of staple commodities, which any intelligent country does not touch.

Though government has announced an increase in the salaries of workers in private organizations but like every year, this will not happen as the government has no check. The government is set on implementing only those things where there is profit for the rich not the poor. Like all previous governments ‘Democracy’ has not given anything tangible to Pakistan!

AIMAN MAHMOOD,

Karachi, June 3.