Sindh budget 2024-25 worth Rs3056b unveiled

Sindh budget for next fiscal year with total outlay of three thousand and fifty six billion rupees was presented in provincial Assembly in Karachi today.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who also holds the portfolio of finance minister while presenting budgetary proposals in the house said Annual Development Programme will be of 959 billion rupees while 22 to 30 percent increase has been made in the salaries of government employees and 15 percent increase in the pension.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said 519 billion rupees have been allocated for Education, 334 billion rupees for Health while 329 billion rupees have been earmarked for local governments.

Similarly, 58 billion rupees have been allocated for the agriculture sector, 77 billion rupees for the energy sector, 94 billion rupees for the irrigation sector and 86 billion rupees for Works and Services departments.

Sindh Chief Minister said fifty six billion rupees have been allocated for Transport, 153 billion rupees for Services General Administrati
on and 194 billion rupees for Home Department.

He said minimum wages has been increased from thirty-two to thirty-seven thousand rupees.

He said special initiative has also been taken for the employees of scale 1 to 6 under which a personal pay would be introduced to bridge the difference.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said budget also includes 116 billion rupees allocation for subsidies to ease the financial burden on citizens.

He said 25 billion rupees will be provided for housing schemes.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said five billion rupees have also been earmarked for a Hub Canal Project that would provide water to Karachi.

Source: Radio Pakistan