Pakistan, Sindh News : Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday presented the provincial budget for the 2013-14 financial year with an outlay of Rs 617 billion.
The budget session was being presided over by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
The chief minister said Sindh would be receiving Rs 332 billion from the federal government.
According to a budget document obtained by DawnNews, no new taxes have been imposed in the deficit budget of Rs 21 billion.
The budget allocates Rs 52 billion to law and order and also proposes the creation of 150,000 new jobs in the next five years.
The annual development program is to take up to Rs 83 billion from the total outlay.
Moreover, the budgetary allocations for energy and health are over Rs 21 billion and Rs 17 billion respectively.