AJK government presents Rs141.4b budget for FY2021-22
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government presented its final budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22 with a total outlay of Rs141.4 billion budget, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
AJK Minister for Finance Dr Najeeb Naqi Khan presented the budget. The AJK government proposed a 25 percent disparity allowance for government officials.
As per details, Rs28 billion have been proposed for the annual development package, which is 14 percent higher as compared to the FY-2020-21. Rs113.4 billion has been allocated for the non-development expenditures.
For the transport and communication sector, Rs 10 billion while Rs4.80 billion have been proposed for Physical Planning and Housing. As per details, the AJK government allocated Rs3.20 billion for education and on health Rs1.75 billion have been allocated.
It is pertinent to note that this is the last budget of the incumbent AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan-led PML (N) AJK government, which is competing its stipulated five-year constitutional term next month whereas the general elections for the 53-seat of Azad Jammu Kashmir Legislative Assembly are due to be held in the next month.