Awais Leghari to unveil Punjab budget for FY 2022-23

Hamza Shahbaz says no burden will be put on the poor people.

LAHORE (Dunya News) - Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will present their budgets for next fiscal year 2022-23 on Monday.

According to details, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz approved the budget proposals with total outlay of over Rs3 trillion during a special session of the provincial cabinet.

The government has decided to allocate the portfolio of finance minister to Sardar Awais Leghari to present the budget.

The major initiatives in the Punjab budget include the allocation of Rs2.14 billion for Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) and PKLI Nursing School.

The government has earmarked Rs1.5 billion for the laptop scheme, Rs125 billion for the Sehat Card and Rs35 billion for the road rehabilitation program.

Rs58.5 billion have been allocated in the budget for the Sustainable Development Program with separate earmarking of Rs31.5 billion for the Sustainable Development Program for South Punjab.