Shoaib Hassan in Karachi
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Tough budget choices for Pakistan

The Pakistan government faces some tough choices when it releases its latest budget next week, says the BBC's Shoaib Hassan.

It is under pressure to reduce its large defence expenditure, and introduce taxes on the agricultural sector.

Yet with inflation being a large problem - and many people complaining about the price of basis food stuffs - the government faces difficult decisions.

  • 27 May 2011