Balochistan govt unveils over Rs325 billion outlay budget

Balochistan govt unveils over Rs325 billion outlay budget

QUETTA: Balochistan budget for the next fiscal year with a total outlay of over Rs325 billion was presented on Thursday.

Presenting the budget in the provincial assembly in Quetta today, Adviser to Chief Minister on Financial Affairs Sardar Aslam Bezanjo said over Rs86 billion have been allocated for developmental expenditures.

Aslam Bezanjo said over Rs50 billion have been allocated for the education sector.

He said over Rs21 billion have been earmarked for promotion of health sector.

The adviser said improvement of law and order has been given great importance and over Rs31 billion have been allocated for the purpose.

He said Rs8 billion will be spent on agriculture sector.

He said energy sector has also been given a considerable significance in the budget and over Rs2 billion have been kept in the budget for conversion of water supply schemes into solar energy system.

The Adviser said nearly 8000 new vacancies will be created for the jobless educated youth in the province. He said a special Balochistan Education Enabler Programme will be launched and Rs200 million have been allocated for the purpose.

Aslam Bezanjo said Rs7 billion have been allocated in the budget for over 300 schemes in communication sector.

The Adviser on Financial Affairs also announced 10 percent increase in the salaries and pension of the employees of all provincial departments on the pattern of Federal Government.

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