The budget for the upcoming fiscal year in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was presented before the Provincial Assembly in Peshawar on Monday, with an outlay of thousand three hundred and thirty-two billion rupees.
When presenting the budget proposals, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra stated that one thousand one hundred and nine billion rupees have been set aside for settled districts and two hundred and twenty-two billion rupees have been set aside for merging districts.
The KP budget, in rapid fire mode!
Taimur @Jhagra quick-fires his way for you through the Khuddaar Pakhtunkhwa budget presented today. This is what reform, development and relief really look like.#خوددار_خیبرپختونخوا pic.twitter.com/h2B6qpDQpd
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He stated that the government has set aside 418 billion rupees for the Annual Development Program.
The Minister announced a sixteen percent ad-hoc relief allowance for government employees’ salaries, as well as a fifteen percent increase in pensions for retired employees, as well as a fifteen percent risk allowance for police personnel in grades 7 to 16, as well as an increase in the police martyrs package.
Twenty-five billion rupees have been set aside for Sehat Card Plus, and ten billion rupees have been set aside for the distribution of free medicine to patients, including the first-ever free medicine effort at OPDs, he stated.
According to Taimur Saleem Jhagra, the government has set aside 227 billion rupees for basic and secondary education, with more than 34 billion rupees set up for higher education.