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Sindh presents Rs617 bln budget for fiscal year 2013-14

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 17, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
Sindh presents Rs617 bln budget for fiscal year 2013-14

Staff ReportKARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday presented its budget for the fiscal year 2013-14 having a total outlay of Rs 617 billion.Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah presented the budget in the Sindh Assembly, presided over by Agha Siraj Durrani. He announced 15 pay raise of government employees from Grade 1-15 and a 10 percent increase for employees of Grade 16 and above. Pensions were also increased by ten percent and the minimum pension was raised from Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000.He said Rs 89 million have been earmarked to improve the performance of the police and Rs 48 billion for improving law and order situation.The chief minister announced 20,000 fresh recruitments in the Sindh police.He pledged to create 150,000 jobs in the province. As many as 300,000 youth will get vocational training with the help of the World Bank, he added.He said that the government has allocated Rs 2 billion for Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) 32 billion for development projects and 11 billion for power distribution companies. Out of total outlay of Rs 617 billion, the government earmarked Rs110 bn for education.Earlier, CM Shah said that people of Sindh have demonstrated complete trust in policies of the Pakistan People’s Party led government.“We have emphasized more on utilization of resources, Pakistan will progress if Sindh prospers,” he said. – SAMAA

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