Advisor to Balochistan CM on Finance Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi resigns

Published: May 20, 2018
Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

QUETTA: Advisor to the Chief Minister Balochistan on Finance Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi resigned on Sunday citing misbehavior on part of her colleagues.

According to sources, the provincial minister decided to step down following an altercation with other lawmakers.

Her resignation has been forwarded to Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, however, sources claim that MPAs are trying to convince her to take back her resignation.

‘Not up to par’: Balochistan govt unveils Rs352.3b budget for upcoming fiscal

The provincial assembly had unveiled Rs352.3 billion budget on Monday for upcoming fiscal year 2018-19 with an allocation of Rs88.3 billion for Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects.

The current budget is Rs23.8 billion or 7.24 per cent higher than the previous fiscal’s budget of Rs328.5 billion.

Likewise, the current PSDP is 2 per cent higher than the previous fiscal’s Rs86 billion.

Presenting the budget in the Balochistan Assembly Hashmi had said: “The present government wanted to allocate maximum amount of funds for the development sector in order to provide more facilities to the people of the province at their doorstep, but resources from the federal government are not according to the needs of the province.”

The CM adviser said the Rs88.3 billion PSDP includes Rs9.2 billion in foreign assistance.

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