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Balochistan budget with total outlay of Rs930b presented
June 21, 2024

Balochistan budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 with a total outlay of 930 billion rupees, with 25 billion rupees surplus, was presented in Provincial Assembly in Quetta today.

Provincial Finance Minister Mir Shoaib Noshirwani, while presenting the budget, said 609 billion rupees have been allocated for non-development expenditures while 321 billion rupees for developmental expenses.

He added 146.9 billion rupees have been earmarked for education sector, while 20 billion rupees for health.

The Finance Minister added more than 23.8 billion rupees have been placed for the development of the agriculture sector while over one billion rupees for food security.

Mir Shoaib Noshirwani announced an increase of 25% in salaries of government employees from Grade 1 to 16, and 22% for Grade 17 to 22. He also announced 15% increase in pension.