Budget 2015-16: Allocation for environment increased by 12.7%

The Federal Government has increased the allocation for the environment by 12.7% from 936 million for 2014-15 to Rs 1,055 billion for 2015-16.

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That said, much of the annual budget on this count is spent on salaries of government officials.Over the years, the living environment all across the country has sharply deteriorated and several Pakistani cities such as Peshawar and Lahore are among the most polluted in the world.




A view of deforestation in northern Pakistan


Garbage thrown behind one of Peshawar’s biggest government hospitals


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