Taimur Saleem Jhagra unveils KP budget for fiscal year 2022-23

The budget has total outlay of over Rs1.3 trillion.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra is presenting the provincial budget for fiscal year 2022-23 before the house in Peshawar.

Jhagra has unveiled the fourth budget of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) second government in the province with a total outlay of over Rs1.3 trillion.

During his budget speech, the finance minister said that the development budget percentage, 33%, in the KP is the highest compared to Sindh and Punjab. The minister said KP became the hub of international investment during the PTI’s nine-year tenure.

Sharing a relief package for the government employees, he said that the ‘work from home’ policy will be launched for employees on Friday to mitigate the impact of fuel prices while fleet cards having fuel limits will also be given to the departments to avoid unnecessary waste of fuel resources.

Sharing details of appointments and permanent status to employees, the finance minister said that 675 doctors and 58,000 NTS teachers will get permanent status while 600 nurses will be recruited in the next fiscal year.

He said that their government has produced 2.1 million job opportunities in the province. “World Bank data also proved that unemployment remained lowest during the three year tenure,” he said.