Rs62bn GB budget presented

June 21, 2019

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Finance Minister Moham­mad Akbar Taban on Thurs­day presented Rs62 billion budget for the next financial year.

The budget allocated Rs26bn for development and Rs34bn for non-development expenditures.

Opposition parties in the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly boycotted the budget session. They alleged that the government had ignored their proposals for development in the budget.

Talking to newsmen, Leader of the Opposition in the GB Assembly retired Captain Mohammad Shafi Khan said the budget session had been convened at 5pm. He said the opposition members waited for three hours, but the members of the ruling party, as well as the spea­ker, remained absent. He said the opposition wou­ld not let the budget passed.

Published in Dawn, June 21st, 2019