KP Assembly passes budget

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly today passed budget for fiscal year 2019-20.

The assembly approved all demands for grants amounting to eight hundred and fifty-five billion rupees.

Speaking on the occasion, Leader of the House Mahmood Khan said development of all the backward areas of the province is the top priority of the government.

He said several mega projects including Swat motorway, Rapid Bus Transit Service and Gomal Zam Irrigation project will be completed this year.

He thanked Pak-army for providing their twenty percent budget for development and prosperity of tribal districts.

Parliamentary leader of Awami National Party Sardar Hussain Babak demanded the government to interlink Swat Motorway with Buner district.

Sardar Muhammad Yousaf of PML (N) stressed the need for filling all the vacant positions in the province.

The house also passed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Bill-2019.

Earlier, the opposition members staged protest by ignoring their cut motions in the budget. They tore copies of the agenda.

The house will now meet again tomorrow at 02:00 pm.

Source: Radio Pakistan