QUETTA: Balochistan budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs321.67 billion is scheduled to be unveiled on June 15 instead of June 12 as had been announced earlier.
Provincial Finance department sources told media here on Monday that Rs80 billion have been proposed to be allocated under development head while Rs38 billion each will be set-aside for education and law and order departments in the next provincial budget.
Health department will receive an amount of Rs35 billion in the provincial budget for 2017-18. The province will have revenue of Rs24.1 billion under oil and gas surcharge while remaining funds will be coming from central divisible pool.
An amount of Rs76 billion has also been proposed to set aside under newly created Chief Minister Divisional Development Porgramme. 6000 new vacancies will also be created in the various provincial departments during the next fiscal year.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 13, 2017