KP Govt slammed for presenting huge supplementary budget

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The joint opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday slammed the provincial government for presenting a huge supplementary budget of Rs.234.98 billion for financial year 2021-22. Debate on supplementary budget began with the speech of the Parliamentary leader of PMLN Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Monday. Deputy Speaker Mahmood Jan was presiding over the proceeding of the house.

The PML-N legislator said that the government has spent the budget on unnecessary schemes and totally neglected the opposition’s constituencies especially Hazara division. Parliamentary Leader of ANP Sardar Hussain Babak said that through presenting huge supplementary budget, the provincial government has proved its ineptness and mismanagement. He said that though local government was in place but in the supplementary budget, an amount of Rs4 billion has been allocated for the Local Council Board and another huge amount of Rs31 billion in salaries head.

He said that a few constituencies have been awarded in the supplementary budget while the others have been fully neglected. Babak asked the government to explain how it had spent Rs131 million. He was also critical of the payment of Rs 25,000 per month to social media workers for highlighting the achievement of PTI government. Sardar Hussain Babak alleged that public resources are being spent for party purposes and not for the province.

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