KP Assembly passes budget for fiscal year 2019-20

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Wednesday 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, Chief Minister Mehmood 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.
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to open twenty-eight new stations of Rescue-1122 in different districts of the province.
According to a spokesman of Rescue-1122, over two billion rupees have been allocated for this purpose in the new budget.
These stations will be constructed in Peshawar, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North and South Waziristan Agencies, Malakand, Shangla, Kohistan, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.
The aim of the establishment of these stations is to provide quick services to the people in case of any emergency.

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