Punjab Govt Presents Rs2653bn Budget Amid Roaring Opposition In Punjab

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Punjab govt presents Rs2653bn budget amid roaring opposition in Punjab

Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht says Rs 370bn has been allocated for health sector, with maximum development budget of  Rs 560bn for the province during FY2021-22.

LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-June 14th, 2021) The Punjab government on Monday presented Rs2653 billion for the province for fiscal year 2021-22.

Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht delivered the budget speech in newly inaugurated Punjab Assembly.

“ 86 per cent increase has been made in development budget,” said Hashim Jawan Bakhat.

He said that seven new universities were being established in different parts of the province.

“For Health insurance, Rs 80 billion has been allocated,” the Finance Minister said, promising the best health facilities for the public.

He said clean water would be provided and for this purpose, a comprehensive system was being launched in Punjab.

"We will provide the best sanitation system. For this purpose, Rs 4billioin has been allocated,". He announced Rs 5 billion for environment sector and Aab-e-Pak Authority was being established that would provide water to the public across the province.

For agriculture sector, over Rs 31 billion. The government would reform agriculture sector, pointing out that four centres of excellence would be established for wheat, rice and other crops.

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