In absence of opposition: Balochistan Assembly passes budget 2021-2022
File Photo: Treasury members greeting each other over the approval of Balochistan's budget for 2020-21: Photo provided by DGPR

Staff Reporter:

The Balochistan Assembly on Saturday approved the budget for the financial year 2020-21 after thorough discussion by members of the treasury and opposition benches. The assembly session resumed here with speaker Qudoos Bizenjo in the chair.

The assembly approved Rs. 451 bs budget. The house approved Rs. 295 billion non-development budget and 156 billion rupees development budget for the financial year 2020-21. The opposition members termed the budget an anti masses document and pack of lies. However, the treasury members defended the budget and termed it a pro-poor budget.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, Finance Minister Zahoor Buledi, agriculture minister Zamarak Khan Achakzai and other treasury members greeted each other over the approval of the budget.

The house also adopted a resolution tabled by the Balochistan National Party (BNP) legislator, Sanaullah Baloch with regard to recently hike in petroleum products. The house demanded of the federal government to reconsider its decision and decrease the prices of petroleum products.

The house also adopted a resolution regarding the restoration of membership of home minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah langove and BNP member Muhammad Akbar Mengal. Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Qudoos Bizenjo had suspended the membership of members for their non-parliamentary attitude during the assembly session for three days.

The assembly session adjourned till Monday at 3 pm.

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