Islamabad Huddle: G-B council discusses Rs1.5b budget

The Council allocated Rs354m for development programme

News Desk February 21, 2017
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The first budget session of Gilgit-Baltistan Council was held in Islamabad today with Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali in the chair, Radio Pakistan reported.

During the session, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir presented budget layout of Rs1.52b for the next financial year of 2017-18.

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In the next financial year, the G-B Council was informed that Rs654m will be spent on development projects while Rs626m have been allocated for non-development expenditures.

The Council allocated Rs354m for development programme to be executed by the members of G-B Council in their respective constituencies, Rs100m for construction of G-B Council Secretariat in Islamabad and Rs200m for the purchase of land for G-B Council offices in Gilgit.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2017.