Sindh

CM Sindh presented Rs11.44 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2018-19

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presented to the provincial assembly today Sindh’s budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 with a total outlay of more than Rs11.44 trillion.
Shah announced that the provincial government would nor present a finance bill in the budget.
“The next assembly will propose a nine-month budget,” said Shah.
“In the current financial year we will complete 714 schemes,” he said, adding that last year too, the PPP-led provincial government had completed a record number of schemes.
The chief minister claimed that an extensive development agenda was successfully completed by the provincial government.
“We have entered the second phase of facing new challenges and competition,” he said.
“Terrorism had destroyed our resources and energies but now it has been eliminated.”
He said it would be a first that the mark of 200 billion rupees would be crossed. “Only last year, 111 billion rupees were spent on development,” he said.
The Sindh chief minister said that the receipts from the federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) were yet to be received by the Sindh government.
Earlier, a Sindh Cabinet session in which the budget was approved.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that he feels immense pride as Pakistan Peoples Party is presenting the sixth annual budget of the province. “We have tried our best to resolve the problems of people in Sindh,” he said.
Last year, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who also holds portfolio for the province’s finance minister, announced the budget with a total outlay of Rs1.04 trillion.
The Sindh government had also proposed a 10% increase in the salaries and pension of government employees, besides announcing creation of over 46,000 new jobs.