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Sindh’s next budget to focus on basic needs: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh’s upcoming budget for the next fiscal year will focus on water, sanitation, education, health sectors as well as on the welfare of the people. Because, increased investment and strengthening of these sectors is critical for overall development of the people. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, here on Thursday while presiding over a meeting with the officials of the departments of Finance and Planning and Development at the C.M. House.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Fiance Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Adviser to Chief Minister for Planning and Development, Kaiser Bengali, Chief Secretary Sindh, Abdus Subhan Memon, and other officials. The meeting also discussed various matters pertaining to the budget for the fiscal year 2011-12.

It also reviewed various development schemes of the current fiscal year. Official sources told Pakistan Times that more than 40 per cent of the new budget of the province will be spent for improving water, sanitation, education and health sectors.

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Saleem Shaikh

The writer is a development journalist. He writes on water, sanitation, environment, climate change, agriculture, women development, human rights, education, health, development budgets and economy.

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