Balochistan budget will be people-friendly: Raisani
05 June, 2012
QUETTA: Balochistan's fifth budget to be presented on June 11 would be balanced and people-friendly, Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani said on Monday.
The chief minister said this in a meeting that was held to review the recommendations regarding the upcoming budget and different aspects of the annual development programme.
Parliamentary leaders of the provincial coalition government, including Balochistan Senior Minister Abdul Wasay, Engineer Zamarak Khan, Captian (r) Abdul Khaliq Achakzai, Ali Madad Jattak, Mir Asim Kurd Gilo, Asad Baloch and Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad were present on the occasion.
The Balochistan additional chief secretary briefed the meeting about the financial affairs of the province, and recommendations about and features of various development programmes. It was decided that the next fiscal budget of Balochistan would be presented on June 11. The provincial cabinet in its meeting would approve the budget before its presentation.
The meeting decided that government employees would be given more benefits in the budget 2012-13, while development programmes, health, education, irrigation and communication sectors would be given priority, and opportunities of more jobs would be created. The meeting was told that the next fiscal budget of Balochistan would be tax-free.
Parliamentary leaders of different political parties reposed their full trust in the leadership of Raisani, saying that some opponents used to say that this government could not even approve a single budget, but under the leadership of the Balochistan chief minister, the government was presenting its fifth budget, which was a big triumph of democracy and the democratic government.
The meeting expressed its satisfaction that the provincial government had not taken overdraft from the State Bank of Pakistan and had implemented PSDP from its available funds.