Pakistan | Funds for defense, debt and the ISI – and crumbs for the masses

Funds for defense, debt and the ISI – and crumbs for the masses

Pakistan's 2018-19 budget gives most to repaying its huge debts, and defense, with a 'special grant' for the ISI to carry out an undefined 'strategic' task, while country's social sector, including education and health, get minimal outlays

May 3, 2018 5:40 PM (UTC+8)
Pakistan's intermediate-range ballistic missiles; meanwhile the national economy is in a dire state. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Pakistan's intermediate-range ballistic missiles; meanwhile the national economy is in a dire state. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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