Balochistan budget today
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 05:00
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Monday, 21 June 2010 10:11
QUETTA : Provincial Minister for Finance Mir Asim Kurd Gailo, who will present Balochistan Budget 2010-11 on Monday in the Balochistan Assembly, said the budget would create 20,000 jobs. Talking to APP on Sunday,
the Finance Minister said the provincial government was serious in resolving the unemployment issue. A huge amount has been earmarked in the new fiscal budget for the purpose, he added.He said the provision of government sector jobs to over 20,000 youths would help remove the sense of deprivation amongst them. Responding to a question, he said about Rs22 billion were being allocated for education sector. Health, water supply and agriculture sectors would also get additional funds in the budget, he added.
Kurd expressed his satisfaction that Balochistan would get Rs83 billion as its share under the National Finance Commission Award and Rs10 to 13 billion from Gas Development Surcharge. He maintained that such type of financial assistance had helped the provincial government to finalise a budget as per aspirations of masses.When asked whether salaries of employees would be increased in line with other provinces, he replied that salaries of provincial departments employees including police personnel would be raised adequately.
Courtesy : Business Recorder