Provincial finance minister says move promises speedy uplift work.
Lawmakers mostly raise constituency-related issues during budget debate.
Locks put on gates of assembly building; CM, ministers attacked; three MPAs injured in police action.
Salaries, pensions to cost province a whopping Rs466bn; minimum wage for labourers set at Rs21,000 per month.
The budget strategy will deliver growth but raises the risk of external account stress.
Approves abolition of tax exemption on pensions and allowances of government employees.
Over Rs300bn proposed for development, Rs700bn for current expenditure.
Political workers, traders urged to stop entry of MPAs into assembly.
He was finally able to deliver his budget speech after three previous NA sessions were adjourned due to chaotic behaviour.
“Our proposed tax model was based on a simple, fair and predictable tax system," says FPCCI chief.
Rs1.94bn was allocated in the outgoing budget for the same number of megaprojects.
SC accepted in 2019 Bahria Town’s offer to pay Rs460bn for the purchase of land measuring 16,896 acres in Malir.
Rs1.1bn is set aside for procurement of arms and ammunition for Sindh police.
School education to take largest chunk of Rs222.102bn from total education budget.
Additional Rs.1.5bn earmarked for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.
Say they may either have to close down their business or move their units to Punjab, where proposed minimum wage is Rs20,000.
Say withdrawal of FED in ex-Fata areas, Pata will cause revenue losses and place industries in these areas at price advantage.
ADP funds for the health sector have been increased by 30pc to Rs18.5bn.
Murad regrets shortfall in federal transfers to the province; Rs30.9bn proposed for social protection, economic sustainability.
"The whole nation saw on their TV screens how the ruling party resorted to hooliganism & even naked abuse," says Shehbaz.
No new taxes have been proposed in the provincial budget for the new fiscal year.
Enhances development allocations by 66pc to Rs560bn from last year’s Rs337bn.
Parties, too, have grown, it seems, and are being compelled to think about their problematic economic policies.
Mahmood says next budget to be ‘historic’, tax-free.
A sum of Rs189.228 billion has been allocated for several ongoing and new projects.
Rs80bn for health insurance programme, Rs10bn for Covid jabs.
Govt slashes 75pc tax on electric vehicles to promote a cleaner environment.
The govt is taking measures to establish universities at a district level in the province and has established six universities.
The province’s domestic debt consists of cash development loans obtained from the federal govt.
Rs50bn tax relief to continue for businesses, consumers affected by Covid-19; 10pc raise in pay, pension of public servants.