Law and order : Rs32.93b earmarked for policing

A mild increase of Rs192.821 million has been proposed in the budget


Riaz Ahmad June 14, 2016

PESHAWAR: At least Rs32.938 billion has been proposed for the police department in the 2016-17 Budget. In 2008-09, the budget for the home department stood at Rs6.55 billion, but the increase for the upcoming fiscal year is nominal compared to last year’s figure of 32.74 billion.

A mild increase of Rs192.821 million has been proposed in the budget.  In 2014-15, the law and order allocations were estimated at Rs28.534 billion, while in 2013-14, Rs23.781 billion was earmarked. However, a large amount of allocations for home and tribal affairs department in the ADP is actually spent on its police support component.

This year Rs2.42 billion has been allocated for the home department’s ADP of which Rs2.17 billion has been allocated for 47 ongoing projects and Rs240 million for 12 new projects. In addition, there are Rs3.29 billion in foreign funds for 10 projects.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2016.

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