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Tuesday July 16, 2024

Expenditure cuts

By News Desk
July 10, 2024
Expenditure cuts

This letter refers to the news reports ‘PM forms panel to cut size of federal government’ (July 7, 2024) and ‘Slashing bloated bureaucracy a real challenge for Shehbaz’ (July 7, 2024). It is heartening to note that action along these lines is being mulled.

It does not take an Einstein to decipher that a decrease in expenditures is as important as an increase in revenue, through taxes, if the real aim is to reduce the deficit. There is also a need to cut down on the perks and privileges of the bureaucracy which are paid for by the taxpayers.

Dr Anwar Kabir Sheikh

Lahore