Punjab Budget Highlights
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Fri 14th June 2019 | 07:18 PM
Following are the highlights of the provincial budget for fiscal year 2019-20
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jun, 2019 ) :Following are the highlights of the provincial
for fiscal year 2019-20.
*Sardar Usman Buzdar-led
Punjab government presented its annual budget in the Punjab Assembly here on Friday.
Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi presided over the first sitting of the 10th session.
budget session started half an hour behind its scheduled time of 3.00pm.
Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar entered the House. Treasury members welcomed his arrival by beating desks and raising slogans.
*A large number of provincial ministers, parliamentary secretaries, advisors and special assistants were present in the House.
*Finance Minister Makhdum Hashim Jawan Bukht delivered speech at 3:35 pm.
*He took 32 minutes to make 14 pages lengthy speech in the House.
opposition members kept protesting during the speech and surrounded the dais of the PA speaker and raised slogans.
Raja Basharat, along with some other treasury members, surrounded the finance minister during the later part of the speech in the wake of the opposition protest.
*At the end of the speech, the treasury members felicitated finance minister for presenting the
budget speech in a well-expressed style and commended his presentation as well.
*Along with Annual
Budget Statement, the finance minister introduced the Finance Bill 2019 and also presented Supplementary Budget Statement for 2018-19.
*Opposition leader in
Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was also present during the session.
*Foolproof measures were taken for security of elected representatives and to avoid any eventuality.