Balochistan government spokesperson Farah Azeem Shah said on Thursday that for the first time in the province’s history, the government and opposition are united on the annual budget for the year 2022-23.
Speaking at a press conference in Quetta on Thursday, she said that all the members, whether in the government benches, the opposition benches or the ones who brought the vote of no-confidence against the chief minister, were the representatives of their respected areas. “For the welfare of their areas, it was mandatory to bring them all on one page, which the honorable chief minister has succeeded in doing,” she said.
Shah added that they were expecting a bigger budget from the federal government but owing to the recent economic crisis, they received just enough. She said that the state needs to give greater attention to Balochistan. “Within a limited budget, a public-interest budget has been presented in the assembly,” she maintained. She further said that prior to the ongoing year’s budget, each time when budget was being presented, protests were recorded inside and outside the assembly.
She commented that due to the political insight of the chief minister, nothing as such happened in the annual budget. “The government’s efforts were to render the public funds to the public peacefully, and taking into consideration all the members of the House,” she said. When asked about delay in the budgetary session, she said that Mir Abdul Quddos Bizenjo was continuously following each and every perspective of the budget himself for the past eighty-four hours. The chief minister had promised not to let any injustice occur in the budget which results in an unjust budget for the masses.