Chief Minister Punjab to review proposals for the Punjab budget amid the absence of a finance minister

Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz will review proposals for the Punjab budget including the annual development plan of the province amid the absence of a finance minister in the province.

The meeting will be headed by Hamza Shahbaz and will be attended by provincial ministers, who are yet to be allocated their portfolios, and government officials to finalize proposals for the budget.

The Punjab government has summoned a meeting of the provincial assembly on June 13 for the presentation of the budget, however, it seems difficult in the presence of the Speaker Parvez Elahi that it would sail through easily from the assembly amid no obvious majority for both sides of the aisle after de-seating of 25 PTI lawmakers by the ECP.

whereas, Usman Buzdar mentioned about missing finance minister in his tweet.

The federal budget 2022-23 has a total outlay of 9502 billion rupees has been announced, encompassing measures for what the government termed ‘sustainable economic growth, industrial and agriculture development and relief for the poor people’.