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Sindh Cabinet approves Rs 3.056 trillion budget proposal for next financial year 2024-25

KARACHI:The Sindh Cabinet on Friday approved Rs 3.056 trillion budget proposal after thorough consideration for the next financial year 2024-25 in a pre-budget Cabinet meeting at CM House here on Friday.

The Provincial Cabinet approved the budget for the next financial year 2024-25 in the meeting chaired by the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Sindh Ministers, Advisors, Chief Secretary, Planning & Develepment Chairman, Finance Secretary and other officers concerned attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the budget had been prepared to implement 10 points of the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

He said that the time was beginning to implement the promises made by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the elections.

The budget contained proposals to eradicate poverty and provide facilities to the people, he said adding that the meeting considered the proposal to increase the salaries of government employees in the new financial year.

The Sindh Cabinet also considered increasing the pension of retired employees.

While participating in the budget debate, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Rubina Qaim Khani said that the PPP has always focused on addressing the issues of common people.

She said that her party is committed to strengthening democracy and the parliament.
She urged the government to provide relief to common people and farmers, as this would ensure improvements in the lives of the masses.

She expressed disappointment that the PPP was not consulted during the budget preparation process and called for increased funding for the education and health sectors.

She advocated for efforts to empower women and minorities in the country. Khani also proposed that the government include ten specific suggestions in the budget to address these concerns effectively.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Fawzia Arshad emphasized the need for increased funding for education, health, and the upliftment of common people. She suggested that the government should allocate more funds specifically for the upgrading of hospitals in the federal capital.