Rs603bn Provincial Budget Presented in KP Assembly

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Peshawar: The Provincial Finance Minister presented the budget for the financial year 2017-18 with an outlay of Rs 603 billion in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly met for two hours and 19 minutes. The sitting started at 1423 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours. Eighty-two members (66%) were present at the start and 90 (73%) at the end of the sitting. The Speaker chaired the entire sitting. The Deputy Speaker was also present.

The Chief Minister and the Opposition Leader attended the entire sitting. The parliamentary leaders of all parties attended the sitting. Two minority members were present.

The Finance Minister presented the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Bill 2017 along with the Annual Budget Statement for the fiscal year 2017-2018 and the Supplementary Budget Statement for the year 2016-2017. The total volume of the Budget 2017-18 is rupees 603 billion.

The PML-N lawmakers staged a token walkout for five minutes against the Budget 2017-18. The lawmakers raised two points of order consuming five minutes of the proceedings.

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