Qaim Ali Shah presents Rs686 billion outlay Sindh budget

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Friday presented budget proposals for the fiscal year 2014-15. During his budget speech in the Sindh Assembly, he said that outlay of the budget would be Rs686 billion.

The Sindh government has announced 40,000 job opportunities in financial year 2014-15. Shah said that Pakistan Peoples Party government had created 200,000 jobs in last 6 years.

He said that in the new budget more jobs would be created for poor and jobless citizens of the province as it is the priority of PPP to provide maximum number of jobs to people.

The chief minister said that Sindh didn’t get its share of royality on account of gas infrastructure. He said that salaries of the Sindh government employees had been increased by 10 percent in the budget.

He said 168 billion rupees have been proposed for the development projects of the province in the budget. Shah said that Rs42 had been allocated for the development budget of Karachi.