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KPK Govt Unveils Rs344 Bln Balanced Budget

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Budget

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Budget

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, led by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, unveiled its first provincial budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year 2013-2014 with an outlay of Rs. 344 billion, media reported.

KPK Finance Minister Sirajul Haq presented the provincial budget in the assembly session which begun with speaker Asad Qaisar in the chair.

No additional taxes were imposed in the new budget.

He said that Rs.22 billion have been earmarked for health sector; Rs.23 bn for police; Rs.2 bn for agriculture; Rs.1.27 bn for environment sector and Rs.162 bn allocated for social welfare projects in the province.

A sum of Rs.118 bn has been earmarked for developmental projects, up 12 per cent compared to the last year.

Pledging an end to the “VIP culture” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the minister announced that Rescue 1122 center and a technical university would be established in the province.

“We will employ our full force to resolve problems of people, and will take steps on war-footing against corruption, poverty and unemployment,” the minister affirmed.

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