PESHAWAR: With education and health sectors getting big shares in the latest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) budget, Senior Minister for Finance Sirajul Haq on Sunday said the government intends to use most of the funds for the benefit of the people.
Haq was addressing a post-budget press conference a day after he had unveiled a Rs404.805 billion provincial budget in the K-P assembly.
While briefing the journalists about the challenges faced by the province, Haq pointed out that K-P is a disaster and terrorism-hit province and that it is the most affected region of the country.
“The situation in K-P has not improved because of the wrong policies of the federal government,” he lamented, calling all the national and international stakeholders to understand the negative effects the war has left on the province.
“Dangerous weapons used in the region have harmed our environment and the effects will remain with us for the next 300 years,” he said.
The minister added that the province can’t allow or tolerate such policies any more.
Speaking about the budget plan, Haq said the funds are divided into three categories – administrative, welfare and development. He stated that the government will be working to improve the health and education sectors on emergency basis.
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