ISLAMABAD-People expressed mixed reaction to the Budget 2009-10 as most of them termed it anti-poor however a few of them termed it balanced especially under present conditions. The government has not provided relief to the layman and 15 per cent increase in salaries of the government employees is nothing as compared to the skyrocketing inflation recorded in recent past, commented a lady teacher of IMCG F-6/3 while talking to TheNation. The teacher community has termed the increase in education budget minimal and showed their resentment on the increase of salaries of army personnel. In the budget the government announced nothing for the teacher community. The government had pledged to up grade the teachers but that promise has not been fulfilled. Thousands of daily wage teachers in the country have been ignored and there is nothing for them in the budget speech she added. While another working lady Humaira Shriaf opined that the present government had inherited the problems from the previous regime and at a time when the government has announced a full fledge war against terrorism, budget should be seen in positive prospective. By giving raise in pensions of the government employees, the government has brought a large number of population within the ambit of a social security, commented Shakira Bibi, widow of a government employee. Whereas another pensioner Ahmed Mustafa termed the raise equal to peanuts as every year the government gave only 15 per cent raise in pension, which is nothing as compared to the increasing inflation, he added. But still there were some people who were ignorant of the details of the budget, as they did not even bother to listen to the budget announcement. Saima Ali a house wife was of such people, I do not listen to this boring budget announcement as I know likewise every time, this year too the government would had nothing to provided no relief to the masses. The budget does not address the problem of rising unemployment in the country due to global economic crisis, said Munir Ahmed an unemployed youth. The budget has failed to address consequences related to global economic crisis, as a large number of youth population is unemployed in Pakistan and there were no incentives in the budget 2009-10 for young unemployed population.