Gilgit-Baltistan unveils Rs31.92b budget

Rs21.984 billion has been allocated for non-development expenditures

Shabbir Mir June 28, 2015
Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Assembly. PHOTO: FILE

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) budget for fiscal year 2015-16 with a total outlay of over Rs31.921 billion was presented on Sunday.

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rahman presented the budget during the budgetary session of the legislative assembly, chaired by Speaker Fida Muhammad Naushad.

With the formation of the G-B cabinet yet to be completed, the chief minister presented the budget himself after the speaker allowed him to do so.

In the budget, Rs21.984 billion has been allocated for non-development expenditures while Rs9.937 billion for development expenditures.

In order to facilitate students in G-B, he said laptops will be provided to students who do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Karakoram University.

“We will have a fund of Rs200 million to help deserving students,” the chief minister added.

During the next fiscal year, 200km roads would be metaled, while 100km long roads would also be constructed.


Israr | 9 years ago | Reply Rs9.937 billion for development expenditures? Only? I thought the government had announced Rs 46 Billions for GB development prior to the election. Looks like this was another expectedly blatant lie by the government. Pre-poll rigging anyone?
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