The Balochistan budget worth Rs152 billion for the year 2010-2011 was presented in the Balochistan Assembly on Monday evening.
Balochistan Finance minister Mir Asim Kurd Gello presented the budget.
Giving details of the budget, he said that the government is laying special emphasis on health and education.
He said that Rs1 billion will be spent on building schools and colleges, and 5000 new vacancies will be created for the education sector.
For the health sector, Rs1.13 million rupees have been allocated for providing medicines to hospitals and Rs1 billion has been allocated for the purchase of new medical equipment. He said that a 100 bed hospital will also be constructed in the province. He also said that currently 547 basic health units are working in the province, renovation and development of these units is also being insured.
A total of Rs26.75 billion has been allocated for annual development projects in the province.
The government has also set Rs600 million for the Benazir Income Support Programme, and Rs700 million is to be given to deserving students under Benazir Bhutto scholarships.
Medical allowance for government employees from grade one to 15 has been doubled, while a 15% increase in medical allowance has been made for employees from grade 16 to 20.
The finance minister also stated that 6000 officials of the Balochistan Constabulary will also be regularised.
The current volume of expenditure is Rs83.4 billion.
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