Higher education got record Rs124b budget: Shafqat Mehmood

By: News Desk      Published: 11:12 AM, 12 Jun, 2021
Higher education got record Rs124b budget: Shafqat Mehmood
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Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented and allocated a significant and record amount of Rs124 billion in the budget for FY-201-22, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Allocated budget to higher education, development and recurring, is around 124 billion which is record in itself when it compares to previous government of PML-N.

Shafqat on Saturday tweeted, “Correction and more good news for higher education. Planning Minister Asad Umar has just told me that the development budget has been enhanced by 5.5 billion and is actually 42.5 billion.”

Shafqat Mehmood said that this is the most pro higher education budget ever. 

“Development spending enhanced to 37 billion. The maximum spent by PML-N in its last year was 18 billion. On the recurring side 66 billion plus special addition of 15 billion making it over 81 billion. Total allocation to HE 124 Billion. Thanks PMIK.”