PPP enhanced uplift budget allocations in nine years: CM

Dawn | May 17, 2019 at 6:54 AM
  • Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government during the past nine years has enhanced the development budgetary allocations from Rs55 billion in 2008-9 to Rs274bn in 2017-18 just to uplift peoples’ lives, livelihood and well-being.
  • Taking notice of the anomaly, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the energy department to evolve a mechanism and also seek assistance from the State Bank of Pakistan for evolving a system under which the electricity duty collected through electricity bills by DISCOS should directly be transferred in the Sindh government account.
  • The chief minister issued this directive while presiding over a meeting regarding payment of electricity bills to DISCOS and collection of electricity duty by them on behalf the provincial government.