• June 13, 2022

Why Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s budget has become “special”? Find out the reason

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet has approved the budget proposals and made history.

According to the details, the KP government is going to present the budget for the fourth year in a row. The budget has been given the title of “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa itself”.

Imran Khan’s picture on the cover of the performance report reads “We are an independent nation, we do not need anyone’s forgiveness”.

Special meeting of the provincial cabinet

A special meeting of the Cabinet was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan in which the provincial budget for 222 and 23 was approved. The volume of the provincial budget has been kept at Rs. 1332 billion.

The provincial cabinet approved a 15 per cent increase in the salaries and pensions of all government employees. The cabinet was told that the increase was in addition to the DRA for Grade 1 to 19 employees, adding that the police were also included in the increase.

In addition, for the first time in history, the provincial cabinet approved the appointment of 63,000 employees.

The provincial budget also approved allocation of Rs 26 billion under Insaf Food Card. The cabinet also approved a development budget of Rs 418 billion for the province. Decided to add Card Plus.

The KP Cabinet has announced a martyr’s package for the martyred rescue personnel in extinguishing the forest fires. It has been approved to pay Rs. 1 million each to the forest personnel who were martyred while performing their duties.

Key Budget Points

According to the budget document, more than Rs 222 billion has been proposed for the merged districts, more than Rs 440 billion has been allocated for salaries.

According to the budget document, small dams will be constructed in the tribal districts and a bone marrow transplant center will be set up at Khyber Medical University Hayatabad.

The province will get Rs 68.50 billion in the war on terror and more than Rs 550 billion in taxes from the federation.

The federation is expected to receive more than Rs 30 billion in oil and gas royalties, and more than Rs 61.50 billion in electricity benefits and arrears.

More than Rs 90 billion has been allocated for 653 ongoing projects, 242 science and IT labs will be constructed in government schools, 164 basic health centers and 15 civil hospitals will be rehabilitated in the tribal districts.

Pathology labs will be set up at the divisional level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, modern dairy farms will be set up in tribal and settled districts, 61 km road will be constructed from Barang to Swat.

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