An Oxford Economist breaks down the Budget 2022-23 - Shahrukh Wani - #TPE 173


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How would you explain the budget to a 5 year old? Shahrukh Wani is an economist at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government working on urban and economic development. He is also a columnist on economic policy in Pakistan with articles published in Dawn, The News, among others. Shahrukh comes on the podcast to break down the federal budget for 2022-2023.

Does the Federal budget even more? Is the budget only there to get the IMF payment? Will Pakistan default?
Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: And Please stay in touch: The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Chapters:

0:00 Budget 2022-2023 for dummies

7:00 Direct cash transfers

13:45 Tax on Property

27:08 Relief for salaried class and expanding the tax net

41:30 How much does the Federal Budget matter?

48:30 Peoples Questions

51:10 Dollarized Debt

53:15 Are we headed for a global recession?

55:30 Pakistan kay constraints siyaasi hain

1:01:00 Pakistan won't go bankrupt

1:02:00 Export Industries, Value Additions and Protectionism

1:11:00 Budget leaking to the media

1:02:10 How India dealt with their forex issue

1:14:10 Is IMF evil?

1:19:00 Q&A Session

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