Rs3.75b earmarked for improving 485 police stations

Rs1.8b to be spent on buying new weapons

Our Correspondent June 15, 2024



In new fiscal year budget of Sindh, Rs3.75 billion will be spent on improving 485 police stations. According to budget document, Sindh government will purchase weapons worth Rs1.8 billion for police in next financial year.
To maintain law and order in the province, the Sindh government has increased the budget for policing by 22 per cent for the fiscal year 2024-25.In his budget speech, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced that the budget for public safety, security, and policing has been set at Rs172.39 billion, up from Rs143.6 billion last year, marking a 22% increase.
To ensure proper financial management, empowerment, and visibility of expenditures down to the Police Station level, exclusive fund centre codes have been allocated to 485 police stations across the province, along with a drawing and disbursement officer (DDO) wise budget of Rs3.74 billion.
For the E-tagging of repeat offenders to control street crime, Rs 600 million has been allocated. Additionally, Rs1.5 billion is budgeted for the procurement of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras at 40 Toll Plazas throughout the province to monitor criminal activity.
An investigation allowance has been introduced for all investigation units across Sindh, costing Rs938 million. Health insurance coverage for police personnel has been allocated Rs4.9 billion.
Shah said the government has proposed Rs6.1 billion for the Pakistan Rangers Sindh in the fiscal year 2024-25. This included Rs249.423 million dedicated to the purchase of equipment.


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