Jun 18

Budget 2013-2014:Sindh Govt. employees salary increased 10-15 Percent

Karachi (Islamabad (Breaking News / Geo News TV-Jang News Report) – Budget 2013-2014: Sindh Govt. employees salary increased 10-15 Percent  in annual budget 2013-14.

  • According to details increase in salaries will be as under


  • Grade 1-16 employees = 15% increase


  • Grade 17 and above = 10% increase


  • Increase in Pension of pensioners = Rs. 3000


  • New recruitment in Sindh Police = 20,000

This announcement was made in Sindh assembly special session held in Karachi Sindh Assembly Building.Sindh Govt announces employees salary increase 10 15 Percent

Jun 17

Punjab Assembly presents fiscal budget

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly presented its fiscal budget on Monday, Express Newsreported.

The budget for year 2013-14 presented by Minster of Finance Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman is worth Rs882 billion.

“We are willing to meet challenges facing the government head-on,” said Rehman.Punjab Assembly

Below is the breakdown of amount allocated to major sectors. The amounts are rounded to the nearest billion.




Rs25 billion


Rs17 billion

Developmental projects

Rs93 billion


Rs20.43 billion


Rs87 billion

Chief Minister House will have its expenditure cut down by 30%, Rehman said.

In addition, Rs10.87 billion has been earmarked for the provision of clean water by creating a water system.

Rs1.5 billion was allocated for the purchase of computers in schools and an additional Rs2 billion was announced for the provision of education, Rehman announced.

Moreover, Rs6.5 billion has been allocated for the construction of 2000 flats for labourers. Minimum wage was set at Rs10,000.

Under the new budget, government employees will see a salary increase of 10%.

In a move to help students, Rs1 billion was also allocated for the provision of solar energy lamps. Rs1.5 billion has been allocated for internship programs.

Restrictions were announced on the purchase of government cars.

The Punjab budget is interesting because this is the first time since the fiscal 2008 budget that Lahore and Islamabad are being governed by the same political party.

For the past five years, the PML-N has been complaining that the problems in their province have been caused by an uncooperative federal government. Now that excuse no longer exists and the PML-N will be free to pursue its desired policies in Punjab, knowing that they have the full backing of Islamabad.

Jun 17

Punjab government unveils Rs 871 billion budget

punjab govtpunjab govtLAHORE: Provincial Finance Minister, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman unveiled the Rs 871 billion budget for fiscal year 2013-14 on Monday. The budget seeks a ten percent increase in the salaries of government employees and recommends that the minimum wage for labuorers be raised to Rs 10,000.

Rs 290 billion have been allocated for development and the provincial government is expected to receive Rs 702 billion via the NFC award. Rs 169 billion will be received from provincial and income taxes. The provincial government has allocated Rs 210 billion for education, Rs 82 billion for health and Rs 13 billion for agriculture.

Rs 93 billion have been allocated for law and order and the police and Rs 110 billion for general administration. Social services will receive Rs 90.78 billion and Rs 20.43 billion for the energy sector.

Jun 17

PTI-led K-P assembly presents budget, allocates Rs66b for education

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly on Monday presented its provincial budget for year 2013-14, Express News reported.

Provincial finance minister Sirajul Haq presented the budget, which he claimed was divided into three parts: welfare, administrative and developmental.Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)

The total budget is worth Rs344 billion.

Below is the breakdown of amount allocated to major sectors. The amounts are rounded to the nearest billion.


Funds (2013-14)

Funds (2012-13)


Rs66 billion

Rs6 billion


Rs22 billion

Rs10 billion


Rs23 billion

Rs23 billion

Developmental projects

Rs118 billion

Rs2 billion


Rs1 billion

Rs1 billion

Loan repayment

Rs11 billion

Rs9 billion


Rs23 billion


Rs24 billion

Rs210 million


Rs0.8 billion

Kalash Special Package

Rs0.1 billion

Apart from K-P, the Sindh and Punjab assemblies will be presenting their respective provincial budgets. The outlier is Balochistan, where the provincial budget will be presented on Thursday, June 20.

Provincial budgets

Provincial budgets are always announced after the federal budget, since the provincial governments need final confirmation from Islamabad on federal allocations for their respective jurisdictions. While two provinces presenting their budgets on the same day is somewhat common, three provinces considering their money bills is somewhat unusual.

The current budget cycle is a highly unusual one: never in Pakistan’s history has a political transition taken place so soon before the end of a fiscal year. That compressed timeline has left all of the provincial governments scrambling to prepare their documents in time and present the final money bills before the legislatures.

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the federal budget to the National Assembly on June 12 and said that the allocation for provincial development budgets had been substantially increased, ostensibly to allow them to undertake larger infrastructure projects. Yet in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial governments are led by political rivals of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). Karachi and Peshawar are unlikely to take dictation from Islamabad and Lahore.

Jun 17

Sindh Govt presents Rs 617 billion budget

KARACHI: The Sindh government has presented its budget in the provincial assembly for the fiscal year 2013-14 having a total outlay of Rs 617 billion.

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah presented the budget in the Sindh Assembly.Sindh Govt Budget

Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani was presiding over the budget session. In his opening remarks, the chief minister said that people of the province preferred policies of the Pakistan People’s Party led government in Sindh.

“We have emphasized more on utilization of resources, Pakistan will progress if Sindh will prosper,” he said.

He announced 10 to 15 percent increase in the salaries of Sindh government employees of grade 1-15 and a ten percent increaace for employees of grade 16 and above. Pensions were also increased by ten pecent and the minimum pension was raised from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000.

Rs 89 million have been earmarked to improve the performance of the police and Rs 48 billion for improving law and order situation. The chief minister announced 20,000 recruitment in Sindh police. He also vowed to create 150,000 jobs in the province.

300,000 youth will get vocational training with the help of World Bank, he added.

He said that the government has allocated Rs 2 billion for Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) 32 billion for development projects and 11 billion for power distribution companies.