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Punjab govt presented ideal budget despite financial constraints: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has presented an ideal budget despite financial constraints. Addressing the assembly members after the approval of provincial budget 2018-19, the CM lauded his team for presenting the budget and following parliamentary norms to get it approved from assembly. "This is the first and so far the only budget in the provincial history which manifests the true economic situation and allocations have only been…

Punjab unveils over Rs2trillion budget for remaining eight months of FY 18-19

LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht on Tuesday presented an over Rs2.026trillion budget for remaining eight months of fiscal year 2018-19, ARY News reported.  The provincial finance minister, during his budget speech, lamented that the previous government's corruption and shortsightedness resulted in a financial crisis which forced the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to present a "corrective budget". He lamented that the PML-N government allocated only Rs144billion for education…

Punjab to get social sector-focused budget: finance minister

LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bukht on Thursday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would come up with a  social sector-focused budget revolving around health, education, clean drinking water and green Pakistan, ARY News reported. Addressing a pre-budget seminar organized by Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA), the minister said thatt the Punjab government was revisiting the health insurance scheme as out of two million insurance holders only 40,000 were benefited while the…

PTI govt’s first budget to provide relief to people of Punjab: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that people will be given relief within the resources and the first budget of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in the province, ARY News reported. Presiding over a high-level meeting at his office, the CM took a detailed review of provincial budget of remaining eight months and annual development program of the current fiscal year. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that it is imperative to increase the provincial resources for…

Punjab unveils Rs1970 bn budget amid anti-govt slogans

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday approved  the provincial budget 2017-18 with a total outlay of over Rs 1970 billion amid strong anti-government chanting by opposition legislators in Punjab Assembly.  Punjab Finance Minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha presented the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 in the provincial assembly, amid constant slogans by opposition lawmakers against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). In her budget speech, the finance minister said despite all difficulties, a…