CRISIS BUDGETING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The latest update is that COVID-19 is now firmly entrenched within every nook and cranny of the developing world. Pakistan is now ranking consistently among the top countries (in terms of new cases). Another important trend of late has become easing lockdowns compared to the previous global emphasis on ‘flattening the curve’ and this easing is irrespective of whether the curve is flattening or steepening, putting developing countries such as Pakistan at extreme risk. Yes, Pakistan cannot afford the luxury of a complete lockdown, but easing is only feasible under stricter controls with effective communication and harmony among the center and provinces.  Read More…

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