Monday, October 10, 2011

GB Council approves Rs. 482.665 million budget, 2011-12

ISLAMABAD: Gilgit Baltistan Council, which met here at the Prime Minister House on Friday and presided over by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in his capacity as Chairman of the Council, unanimously approved the budget of GB Council for the fiscal year 2011-2012. The budget estimates consist of Rs. 482.665 million for the Financial Year 2011-12. According to the budget documents, non-tax revenues are Rs. 280 million, with capital receipts at 0.200 million, development expenditures at Rs. 180 million and non-development expenditures at Rs. 302.665 million, making total expenditure to the extent of Rs. 482.665 million.

Earlier, Prime Minister Gilani administered oath to three Advisors to Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan Council at a ceremony held at the PM House on Friday. The Advisors who took oath are Professor Ghulam Hussain, Ibadat Ali, and Atta Ullha Khan Shahab.

The Primi Minister said that the overall size of ongoing ADP (Annual Development Programme) projects in Gilgit-Baltistan—comprising 563 schemes—was about Rs. 52.3 billion.

Projects worth Rs 13.2 billion are being funded through Federal PSDP (Public Sector Development Programme), he said, adding, for the current financial year an allocation of Rs 6.076 billion has been made for Gilgit-Baltistan Government over and above the PSDP allocation of Rs. 1.58 billion.

The Prime Minister as the Chairman of GB Council prorogued the 2nd session of the Gilgit-Baltistan Council.

Those who attended the meeting included Vice Chairman Gilgit Baltistan Council and Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Pir Karam Ali Shah, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, Minister for Science and Technology, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, MNA and Member GB Council, Farahnaz Ispahani, MNA and Member GB Council, Aftab Shaban Mirani, MNA and Member GB Council, Muhammad Tariq Tarar, MNA and Member GB Council, Sherry Rehman, MNA and Member GB Council, Engr Usman Khan Tarkai, Member GB Council, Prof Ghulam Hussain Saleem, Member GB Council, Muhammad Ibrahim, Member GB Council, Amjad Hussain, Member GB Council, Saeed Afzal, Member GB Council, Attaullah Khan, Speaker, GB Legislative Assembly, Wazir Baig, Deputy Speaker GB Legislative Assembly, Jamil Ahmed, Minister for Finance Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Ali Akhtar and senior official of Gilgit Baltistan Council. APP

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