Rs 4,025m Budget For NAs Presented
6 July 2006
The News International
Gilgit: Deputy Chief Executive of Northern Areas Legislative Council (NALC) Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan here on Thursday presented development oriented Rs 4,025 million budget including foreign aid component of Rs 400 million for the financial year 2006-07 of Northern Areas at a special budget session which was 25 percent higher than that of last year. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Major (R) Tahir Iqbal who is also chief executive of Northern Areas also attended the special budget session. While presenting the budget, Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan told the House that the amount would be spent on 854 development schemes including 600 ongoing projects. He said that in the development sectors including water and power, communication, education, health, population welfare, planning and development and works would be given priority.