Sunday Jun 28, 2020
QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly, for the fiscal year 2020-21, passed a budget of over Rs451 billion on Saturday.
The provincial government, amid the coronavirus pandemic, has allocated Rs38 billion for the health sector.
The assembly approved 60 non-development and 33 development projects for which Rs295 billion and Rs156 billion have been allocated.
Upon the approval of the budget, the government lawmakers congratulated one another.
The Assembly also unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Centre take back the price hike in petroleum products.
Last week, the PTI-led Balochistan government presented the Rs465.528 billion budget.
Balochistan Finance Minister Zahoor Ahmed Buledi, presenting the budget, had said a deficit of Rs87 billion was present in the budget.
The provincial finance minister said that more than Rs63.5 billion have been allocated for the uplift of the education sector.
The Rs38 billion sum allocated for the health sector aims to provide modern medical facilities for the poor people residing in the providence.