Balochistan Budget CM Presents Rs 198.395 Billion

 

CM Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik balloting Thursday Budget 2013-14 Rs. 198.395 billion presented in the provincial assembly.

Dr Baloch has reiterated that without the recovery of missing persons and an end to recovery of mutilated dead bodies, peace in Balochistan was not possible.

A deficit of Rs7.94 billion has been reflected in the budget. However, Rs43. 913 billion have been allocated for development projects.

He said more than Rs34 billion have been allocated for education sector to provide quality education to students, adding that funds for law and order has been increased to more than 16 billion rupees as compared to 13 billion in the previous budget.

The newly elected government has allocated 154.482 billion rupees for non-development expenditures.

“Our government has earmarked Rs 16.236 billion for police, Balochistan Constabulary, Levies Force and other departments for maintenance of law and order,” he said.
He said that Rs 34898.635 million has been allocated for Education sector and Rs 15233.578 million for health sector. Bolan Medical College will be given status of medical university. Rs 5 billion allocated on head of Balochistan Education Endowment Fund for Education.

Dr Baloch informed the house that funds allocation for education sector has been increased from 4.22 per cent to 23.13 per cent. Similarly, the budget for health sector has been increased from 2.63 per cent to 9.21 per cent.

The chief minister also announced an increase of 15 per cent for government employees in the budget.

He hailed the statement of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan about the latter’s statement regarding Balochistan. The Balochistan CM expressed optimism that terrorism would be defeated through the support of masses in Balochistan.

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