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Print Print 2023-06-25

NA approves 97 demands for grants worth Rs6.282trn

  • Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented demands for grants which were approved after voice voting without any cut motion
Published June 25, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Saturday approved 97 demands for grants worth Rs6.282 trillion after voice voting as there came no cut motions on any of it due to the absence of a vibrant opposition in the house.

Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar presented the demands for grants which were approved after voice voting without any cut motion.

Budget debate: Over Rs41.367trn charged expenditure to be tabled in NA

The demands for grants approved by the house were related to Aviation Division, Airports Security Force (ASF), Prime Minister’s Office, Civil Services Academy, Climate Change and Environmental Coordination Division, Commerce Division, Defence Division, Federal Government Educational Institutions in Cantonments and Garrisons, Defence Services, Defence Production Division, Economic Affairs Division, miscellaneous expenditure of Economic Affairs Division, Federal Education and Professional Training Division, Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Rahmatul-Lil-Aalameen Wa Khatamun Nabiyyin Authority, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), National Heritage and Culture Division, Finance Division, other expenditure of Finance Division, Controller General of Accounts, Superannuation Allowances and Pensions, Grants, Subsidies and Miscellaneous Expenditure, Revenue division.

Likewise, other demands were related to Federal Board of Revenue, Foreign Affairs Division, Foreign Missions, Housing and Works Division, Human Rights Division, National Commission for Human Rights, Industries and Production Division, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Secretariat, Information Technology and Telecommunication division, Combined Civil Armed Forces, National Counter Terrorism Authority, Inter-provincial Coordination division, Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Division, Law and Justice Division, Federal Judicial Academy, Federal Shariat Court, Council of Islamic Ideology, National Accountability Bureau, district judiciary, Islamabad Capital Territory, Maritime Affairs Division, National Assembly, Senate, National Food Security and Research Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination division, Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Division, Parliamentary Affairs Division, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Division, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, Privatization Division, Railways Division, Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Division, Science and Technology Division, States and Frontier Regions Division, Water Resources Division, Federal Miscellaneous Investments and other loans and advances.

Besides, the house approved development expenditures of Aviation Division, Board of Investment, Special Technology Zones Authority, Establishment Division, SUPARCO, Climate Change and Environmental Coordination Division, Commerce Division, Defence division, Defence Production Division, Federal Education and Professional Training Division, HEC, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), National Heritage and Culture division and Finance division.

Other demands for grants approved by the house having no cut motions were about other development expenditures of Revenue Division, Human Rights Division, Information Technology and Telecommunication Division, Interior Division, Inter Provincial Coordination Division, Law and Justice Division, National Food Security and Research Division, National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Division, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Division, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Science and Technology Division, States and Frontier Regions Division, Water Resources Division, Capital outlay on Development of Atomic Energy, Capital Outlay on development of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Capital Outlay on Federal Investments, development loans and advances by federal government, external development loans and advances by the federal government, capital outlay on civil works, capital outlay on Industrial Development, capital outlay on Maritime Affairs Division and capital outlay on Railways Division.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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Nomi Jun 25, 2023 12:52pm
Too much government. We need far fewer government bodies. It’s a spaghetti game.
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