Balochistan

Balochistan presents budget with outlay of Rs 243bn

QUETTA: Adviser to the Chief Minister Balochistan on finance Mir Khalid Khan Langove  presented Balochistan budget for the next financial year with a total outlay of Rs. 243 billion in the provincial assembly in Quetta today, ARY News reported. 

According to details, the deficit of the budget is estimated at Rs. 26 billion.

The sector-wise allocation of  Balochistan is as follows,

Non-development expenditures

Rs. 189 million have been allocated for non-development expenditures in the budget.

Development projects

Rs. 44 billion have been earmarked for development projects.

Education sector

Rs. 2.51 billion have been allocated for the education sector.

Agriculture

Over Rs. 6 billion have been set aside for agriculture.

Law and Order

Over Rs. 2.7 billion have been allocated for the law and order situation in Balochistan.

Energy Sector

Rs. 14.33 billion will be spent on energy sector.

Commerce and Industries

Rs. 1.11 billion have been set aside for generation of commerce and industries in the province.

While presenting the budget, Khalid Khan Langove said the provincial government has decided to increase salaries and pension of government employees by 7.5 percent.

He said 1741 new posts would be created in the education sector.

A new Gwadar International Airport would be constructed with the help of federal government.

The PhD allowance has been increased from Rs. 7000 to Rs. 10000 while M. Phil allowance has been increase from Rs. 750 to Rs. 5000.

The adviser said that Rs. 1.3 billion were distributed among the families of those who were affected by terrorism in the province.

Furthermore, compensation amount to the heirs of martyred personnel of forces and other government employees has also been increased from Rs. 2 million to Rs. 4 million and the maximum to Rs. 50 million.

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