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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday removed Finance Secretary Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh from his position.
Prime Minister Shehbaz appointed Imdadullah Bosal of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) as Federal Finance Secretary in place of Yaqoob. Mr. Bosal was posted as Special Secretary Finance.
Earlier today, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had asked for proposals from coalition partners for the upcoming fiscal year 2023-24.
According to sources, Balochistan’s total budget may exceed Rs 550 billion. The budget will prioritize education, health, peace and security and clean drinking water. However, the date of presentation of the budget will be determined in accordance with the federal government’s budget.
The people of Balochistan shared concerns about a significant portion of the health and education budget not being used in the current financial year. The main reason for the budget shortfall is the flood devastation in the province. The coalition partners had called meetings with their respective parliamentary parties in this regard.