Mixed reaction over Federal Budget 2014-15

QUETTA: Provincial minister have described Federal Budget 2014-15 as balanced and successful while Opposition members have rejected the budget as unbalanced where there is no mention of Balochistan in the national highways, energy, education and health.

These included PML-N Provincial Ministers Sarfraz Bugti, Izhar Hussain Khosa, provincial Secretary General Naseebullah Bazai, central leader Syedal Khan Nassar, former Nazim Quetta Rahim Kakar, Opposition leader Maulana Abdul Wasay, MPA Gul Muhammad Domar, Amir Jamaat Islami Balochistan Abdul Mateen Akhundzada, Provincial Secretary General ANP Abdul Rasheed Nassar and others.

Government officials said that for the first time in history of Pakistan government has earmarked huge amount for ending energy crisis and building interprovincial highways. They said billions of Rupees have been allocated for health and education while Rupees 64 billion for overcoming crisis of Universities reflects Government’s education friendly policy. This successful budget not only end backwardness from the country particularly Balochistan. They said unemployment is very common in the country. Steps taken by the government to bring it to the normalcy and providing lakhs of jobs is a successful government policy. We congratulate the government and hope that Government would continue its efforts for the uplift of the people.

They congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and other government officials for presenting a successful budget.

Opposition members and leaders of Political parties while rejecting the budget said federal government once again ignored Balochistan completely. They said motorway, highways, health and education Balochistan was not mentioned there. This shows Federal government once again prepared budget for Punjab only and transferred burden of taxes on Balochistan.

They said we term this budget as anti people budget and reject it.

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