PESHAWAR, June 14: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has presented Rs404.8 billion budget for 2014-15.

The provincial Minister for Finance, Mr Sirajul Haq, presented the budget at the KP Assembly amid protest by the opposition benches. A Rs105 billion sum has been sanctioned for 1,250 developmental projects under provincial development programme.

A sum of Rs111 billion was allocated for educational institutions’ construction and Rs8.28 billion for 93 health projects. A fund of Rs13 billion was allocated for irrigation.

The finance minister also announced 10% increase in salaries and pensions of government employees.

The minimum wage was fixed at 12,000 rupees a month and minimum pension at 6000 rupees.

The provincial assembly was informed that Rs1.11 billion had been allocated for women/social welfare while the yearly budget for police department was increased from 23 to 27 billion rupees.

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