Sindh govt to present 2016-17 budget today

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced to present fourth budget today (Saturday).
This he said while presiding over a cabinet meeting here at the CM House on Friday. The cabinet meeting was attended by all the provincial ministers, advisors and special assistants who have the status of provincial ministers, chief secretary Siddique Memon, Senior Member Board of Revenue Rizwan Memon, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) Mohammad Waseem, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput and other concerned officers.
Senor Minister for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah and secretary Finance Sohail Rajput briefed the cabinet about the proposed budget for next financial year and the recoveries of Sndh Revenue Board, Excise & Taxation Department and Board of Revenue.
They said that almost all the recovery targets have been achieved, except the target of Board of Revenue for certain reasons such as there was ban on allotment of government.
Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) Mohammad Waseem briefd the cabinet on the next proposed Annual development Programme (ADP).
On the advice of the chief minister Syed Qaim ali Shah the budget for the departments working for the welfare of the society such as Social welfare, Special education, sports & Youth Affairs, Minorities and Women Development budget have been increased.
Additional Chief Secretary Mohammad Waseem gave briefing the cabinet for the next ADP and said that there would be 1777 on-going and 996 new schemes. Their total budget would be announced in the budget speech.
He also highlighted the new budget proposals of all the government departments. He said that under the sustainable Development Goals priority schemes for important sectors like education, health have been given substantial budget.
The cabinet approved the presentation of the budget which would be presented by Senior Minister for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah in the Sindh Assembly tomorrow (today) at 11am.—INP

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