Sindh bud­get aban­dos Thar

AQIL BABA

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

The 865 bil­lion Bud­get for the fi­nan­cial year 2016-17 has been an­nounced by the Sindh gov­ern­ment. Ac­cord­ing to es­ti­ma­tions, the deficit in the Provin­cial bud­get would be be­tween 13 and 14 bil­lion.

The bud­get, which also in­cludes 150 bil­lion for ed­u­ca­tion and 55 bil­lion for health, is an in­jus­tice to the poor peo­ple of the Sindh Prov­ince. How­ever, on the other hand, the badly drought hit area Thar has once again be­come the vic­tim of ne­glects from the Provin­cial gov­ern­ment since no spe­cific bud­get has been al­lo­cated for peo­ple of Thar. I would rather ask the Sindh govt to fo­cus on Thar too. Sadly, the de­clared bud­get of Sindh en­tirely de­prives poor sec­tor in the Prov­ince. — Karachi

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