Balochistan govt to unveil provincial budget today

F.P. Report

QUETTA: Balochistan government will present the provincial budget with a total of more than Rs350 billion for fiscal year 2018-19 on Friday.

Advisor to CM Balochistan on Finance, Ruqayya Saeed will present the budget in the assembly.

According to media reports, Balochistan government allocated of Rs56.54 billion for the education sector, Rs38.09 for security and Rs19.41 for health.

The budget deficit is likely to stand at Rs60 billion.

Sources added that 10% of increase in salaries was recommended for government employees and 7,000 new vacancies have been requested in various public departments.

Budget for Balochistan was approved at a meeting of the provincial cabinet in April.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said the government was trying to provide maximum relief to people by allocating sufficient funds to the education and health sectors.



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