PM seeks provinces’ input in budget

Published May 16, 2024
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on May 15, 2024. — PID
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on May 15, 2024. — PID

ISLAMABAD: As the Centre prepares the federal budget, set to be presented next month, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take all provincial governments on board so that the document could be finalised through mutual consultation.

The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the PM House.

The prime minister said the Centre will help address the problems confronting the provinces.

In a separate meeting, the PM emphasised the need to ensure that PSDP aligns with the annual development programmes of the provinces.

He also the directed authorities concerned to ensure a third-party validation for all major development projects in the country.

Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2024

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