LAHORE: Punjab government on Wednesday presented its budget 2022/2023 with an outlay of Rs3.226 trillion. Presenting the budget, Finance Minister, Sardar Owais Ahmad Khan Leghari said the total volume of the budget is 22 percent more than current fiscal year, out of which Rs1.712 billion have been allocated for Current Expenditures.
He said that total estimated Revenue for next fiscal year is 2521.29 billion rupees, while the province will get over 2020 billion rupees from the Federal Divisible Pool.
The Minister said Rs435.87 billion have been allocated for salaries, Rs312 billion for pensions while Rs528 billion for Local Governments.
The Finance Minister said no new tax has been levied in next fiscal year on account of Sales Tax on Services. He said Stamp Duty ratio has been proposed to enhance from current one percent to 2 percent to raise provincial revenue.
Owais Leghari said 35 percent of the Annual Development Program amounting to 240 billion rupees has been allocated for South Punjab, which will be spent on development projects.