Punjab gives 27pc to Education, 14pc to Health, 12.5pc to agriculture

Shoaib Ur Rehman June 12, 2015

imageLAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Dr. Ayesha Ghous Pasha on Friday said that Education, Health, Agriculture sectors, and Law and order are among top priorities of the Punjab government that is why 27 percent of the total budget has been allocated for Education, 14 percent for Health, 12.5 percent for Agriculture sector, and 9.5 percent for maintenance of Law and Order during the financial year 2015-16.

In her budget speech in the Punjab Assembly here, she said a total of Rs. 310.20 billion would be given to Education sector both at provincial and district level.

While, the grant of Rs. 166.13 billion would go to Health sector; Rs. 144.39 billion to promote Agriculture sector; and Rs. 109.55 billion would be spent on maintenance of Law and Order.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

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