Rs612b Balochistan budget for FY 2022-23 with 15% rise in salaries unveiled

By: News Desk
Published: 08:43 PM, 21 Jun, 2022
Rs612b Balochistan budget for FY 2022-23 with 15% rise in salaries unveiled
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Balochistan's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 with a total outlay of Rs612 billion has been unveiled in the provincial assembly on Tuesday.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Balochistan Finance Minister Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran presented the budget in the House and announced a 15 per cent increase in the salaries of government employees.

The finance minister while unveiling the features of the annual budget in the House said that the Balochistan government has not imposed any new tax on it.

He said that about Rs367 billion has been allocated in the budget for non-development expenditure and the funds of Rs191.5 billion have been allocated for the development expenditure in the annual budget.

Balochistan Finance Minister announced to create of 2,851 new posts for the youth for the next financial year while Rs133 billion was allocated for ongoing 3367 schemes as well as Rs34 billion allocated for 3470 new schemes in the province.

Khetran said Rs26 billion has been earmarked for the health sector while Rs12 billion has been earmarked in the head of non-development expenditures.

Rs6.6 billion has been allocated for the supply of medicines and Rs9 billion for the development project of the education sector. He added that Rs61 billion has been earmarked for non-development in the education sector.

About the law and order funds, he announced that they have allocated a total of Rs44 billion. He added that the non-development budget allocation of Rs42 billion and Rs 2 billion for the development of law and order in the province.

In Balochistan, 16 DHQs are being given the status of civil hospitals, said Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran adding that a huge amount of Rs6 billion has been spent in hospitals across Balochistan to meet the shortage of medicines. 

He said his government has made an excellent contract with the Reko Diq as they are moving forward under the leadership of Balochistan Cheif Abdul Quddus Bizenjo.

Acting Speaker Sardar Babar Musa Khel presided over the budget session of the Balochistan Assembly. The budget session started three hours behind its scheduled time at 4 pm.

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