AJK Opposition Including PTI Kashmir Rejects New Fiscal Year Budget
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Tue 18th June 2019 | 11:43 PM
Opposition benches in Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly categorically turned down the new fiscal year (2019-20) AJK budget earlier presented in the house on Tuesday
Law makers from opposition parties including leader of opposition in the house Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen, Ch. Abdul Majeed and Shazia Akbar of PPP AJK, Sardar Attqiue Ahmed Khan of Muslim Conference, Hassan Ibrahim of JKPP, Sardar Muhammad Saghir Khan of Muslim Conference, Ghulam Mohhi ud din Dewan and Abdul Majid Khan of PTI and others raised slogans while standing on their benches to interrupt the budget speech of the AJK Minister Finance Dr. Najeed Naqi.
While talking to media persons in the corridors of the Assembly premises, the opposition members expressed that even the ministers and other members of legislative assembly were not interested to listen budget speech and many ministers were busy in gossips and chit chat during the budget speech.
They said the incumbent government of AJK was trying to cheat the masses as last year development budget was not increased and immense amount of development budget was expected to lapse during the current fiscal year while some beneficiaries were nowadays busy in preparing fake schemes to fulfill their target.
They reiterated that the MLA funds for the construction of roads were still pending. During the current budget, the state government had completely ignored the health department and we were astonished that the health minister who was also the finance minister in charge didn't work for his own department during budget preparation.
They demanded that government should provide the data of all development schemes in documented form with video evidences that all the development budget for the current fiscal year have been incurred appropriately.