(London Post) As it is widely reported that pro India political parties MQM, ANP,Zardari gang of PPP and the likes of SAFMA are advocating a cut in Pakistan’s defence budget. In times of war, when we are surrounded by enemies within and outside, these fifth column snakes are preparing the ground for enemies to roll into Pak Sarzameen. Just look at the following statistics which the media will never tell you:
Reality of defence budget
Comparison of Pakistan’s and India’s Defence Budgets
Pakistan Budget 2012 Total Volume = Rs 2960 Billion
Defence Budget 2012 Total = Rs 545 Billion
Now 545/2960 * 100 = 18.4% of Total Budget
Defence Budget is for Army, Navy, Air Force. These figures prove that Pak Army gets only 9% of Total Budget and NOT 60% as wrongly propagated.
Complete Army gets Pay & Allowances, Ration& Ordinances after Deduction of Taxes. Army is paying Tax even on purchases. Some circles are confusing the common minds. There is NOTHING left for Defence Purchases.
Now see Indian Defence Budget:
World witnessed an abnormal 17% jump in Indian Defence Budget in March 2012 raising it to 38.6 Billion US dollars. Pakistan is ranked 35th in the World in Military spending with a budget of 5.4 Billion US Dollars.
It is important to note that Pakistan Defence Budget is progressively decreasing for the last 10 years as opposed to India’s Rise in the same field.