The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday (June 26) has rejected 543 cut motions moved by the opposition members and passed a Rs1.21 trillion budget for the financial year 2019-20. The finance bill was deferred until today (June 27).
While responding to opposition members, belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), cut motions to reduce the non-development expenditure, the Chief Minister said that all expenditure was necessaryand there was no need to reduce even a single penny.
PTI leader, Adeeba Hasan said, “The government has allocated Rs738,939,000 for the expenditure of Chief Minister’s House and Rs2 million have been reserved for furniture. I request to please reduce it by at least Rs1,000”.
Salient features of Budget:
Sindh budget with a total outlay of Twelve hundred seventeen billion (1217) rupees zero deficit for next financial year 2019-20 has been presented . Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who also holds the portfolio of Finance presented budget in Sindh Assembly.
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19 July, 2019