A mini-budget is feared following the failure of the FBR measures to increase revenue on the behest of IMF, an FPCCI official said Tuesday. The masses are business community is worried about the future as the FBR move to raise Rs637.4 billion through Finance Act 2019.20 have backfired, said Convener FPCCI Central Standing Committee on Insurance said Dr. Murtaza Mughal. He said that tax-to GDP ratio has dropped to 9.6 percent which was between 11.4 and 12.6 percent during the past five years which is a major blow to revenue collection administration. He said that inflation is a positive sign if it is due to demand but inflation in Pakistan is due to repeated hike in power tariff, mafia, and absence of administrative control.Dr. Murtaza Mughal who is also President of the Pakistan Economy Watch said that the central bank has also failed to contain inflation and it is now preparing for a rate hike which will hit masses, production and exports and add to poverty. The increasing poverty has forced poor to compromise on necessities and many have taken their kids out of school so that they can earn something to keep families afloat. Masses have not seen any relief while the actions against wheat, sugar, pharma and other mafia has resulted in price hike raising many questions.He noted that drastic increase in the power tariff to please IMF will damage the masses and economy beyond repair as the unrealistic tax targets of IMF has already impaired economy.