KP govt to present budget today

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will present the budget on Tuesday under Chief Minister Mehmood Khan for financial year 2019-20.

Provincial Finance Minister Saleem Taimur Jhagra will present the provincial budget today in the provincial assembly session.

The total budget will be Rs900 billion, out of which Rs236 billion will be allocated to the development programme.

A raise of 10 percent in salaries of provincial government employees and minimum labour wage Rs17,000 have been proposed in the provincial budget. Federal government has allocated a hefty amount of Rs48 billion in public sector development programme (PSDP) 2019-20 to improve socio-economic condition of the people from the tribal belt.