Surplus budget for Nawabshah presented -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Surplus budget for Nawabshah presented

NAWABSHAH, July 10 2006: District Nazim Faryal Talpur presented a Rs 1,950 million surplus budget of the Nawabshah Council for the fiscal 2006-07. Convener Abdul Haque Jamali presided over the budget session. According to estimates, budget showed a total income of Rs 1,950 million out of which Rs 1,470 would go in salaries of employees while Rs 360 million has been allocated for the development schemes, which would be carried out throughout the district.

The Nazim said Rs 300.86 million had been allocated for the ongoing development schemes while Rs 230 million was kept for non-development schemes. She said that Rs 920 million had been earmarked for the Education sector while the Health sector would get Rs 200.74 million. She told the House that the district government was facing difficulties in obtaining the development funds, however, despite that the development work was in progress with full swing.

She said that during the fiscal 2005-2006 there were 342 schemes in the budget out of which 57 schemes were in road sector, 91 in Education sector and 15 in Health sector, and all were completed. Later, the budget was approved by the council. Meanwhile, the opposition members of the district council staged a protest during the presentation of budget and tried to put forward their objections, which were not allowed by the convener due to which the opposition boycotted the budget session and reached at the Nawabshah Press Club in a rally.

Addressing a press conference, opposition leader Long Khan Channa of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Farooq Qureshi, Shafi Muhammad and others said that the opposition was not provided budget copies prior to the session so that the opposition members could not make any suggestions. They said the opposition did not accept the budget imposed by force, adding a case would be filed at the high court against it.
Source: The News
Date:7/10/2006