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KP govt allocates Rs100billion for development of tribal districts

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Saturday concluded general discussion on budget for the year 2018-19, ARY News reported.

Winding up the debate, KP Finance Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra said that opposition will be take on board in all financial decisions to put province on path of rapid development.

Jhagra said the government is planning to provide interest-free loan to 40, 000 youths in the provicne and a special fund of Rs100billion will be spent on tribal districts.

Members of opposition benches also took part in the debate on concluding session of the budget.

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Zafar Azam of JUI-F criticized the imposition of tax on contractors in the budget.

Sobia Shahid of PML-N said former PTI government took loan of two hundred and seventy billion rupees during last five years which badly affected the economic condition of province.

Speaking on a call attention notice, Senior Minister Atif Khan said government is taking concrete steps to complete all ongoing projects within stipulated time.

He said fifteen new tourist spots have been identified which will be developed for the promotion of tourism in the province.

Responding to a question, Muhammad Atif Khan said the provincial government is taking steps for protection of miners labourers. He said a committee has already been constituted for this purpose.

The house will now meet on Monday at 10AM in the morning.

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