GILGIT: The newly formed Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved a budget of Rs35.92 billion for the fiscal year 2015-16 , Radio Pakistan reported.
The budget allocated Rs21.98 billion for non-development expenditure, whereas a mere Rs13.94 billion were allotted for development projects in the region.
Winding up debate in the house, new G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman said that the federal government had released a Rs4 billion installment from the previous budget which will be utilised for development expenditures in the upcoming fiscal year.
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He appreciated the suggestion from members on both sides of the aisle, and assured them that a parliamentary committee would be formed to accommodate their views.
Earlier on Sunday, Rehman had presented a Rs31.921 billion budget in the legislative assembly.
This story originally appeared on Radio Pakistan
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