Zahoor Buledi to present Balochistan budget on June 18
Finance Minister Balochistan, Zahoor Buledi addressing a press conference: Photo provided by DGPR

Zahoor Buledi to present Balochistan budget on June 18

By Our Reporter :

Balochistan Finance Minister, Zahoor Buledi would present the provincial budget for the financial year 2021-2022 on June 18 in Balochistan Assembly. “This would be a relief-oriented budget”, Mr. Buledi told a news conference on Wednesday.

Total outlay of the budget expected to be Rs. 500 billion, sources in the finance department said. However, Mr. Buledi preferred not to disclose the total outlay of the budget.

Zahoor Buledi however said the provincial government has held a series of consultative meetings with people belonging to various walks of life to finalize the budget. In response to a question, he dispelled the impression about ignoring opposition legislators in development schemes.

Balochistan government spent Rs. 75 billion from PSDP 

The finance minister stated that the provincial government has spent Rs. 75 billion budget out of a total Rs. 108 billion in the public sector development program during the financial year 2020-2021.

“Good governance coupled with financial discipline improve the financial position of Balochistan”, Mr. Buledi mentioned. He said the provincial government provided Rs. 25 billion to federal development projects in Balochistan.

When asked about government employees’ protests, he said the government has made a better decision with regard to the employees in the budget. He said the government was also working on the establishment of the Balochistan Bank. “This would be better for the people”, he added.

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