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Interior Ministry allocations show upward trend

Islamabad

April 29, 2018

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Islamabad : The budgetary allocations announced by the Federal Finance Minister Miftah Ismail for the Ministry of Interior in the national budget for the year 2018-19 reflected customary uptrend except those made for Pakistan Rangers.

The amount allocated to Pakistan Rangers for the year 2018-19 is Rs21.963 billion whereas in the financial year 2017-18 it was Rs22.415 billion.

The Ministry of Interior has a total budget allocations amounting to Rs70.766 billion for the financial year 2018-19. Out of this the Interior Division has been allocated Rs831 million as against Rs768.854 million for the year 2017-18.

The Passport Organisation has been allocated Rs2.752 billion for the coming fiscal year as against Rs2.123 billion for the year 2017-18. The share allocated to Civil Armed Forces for year 2018-19 stands at Rs60.344 billion. The Narcotics Control Division has been allocated Rs2.672 billion for the year 2018-19 as against Rs1.130 billion for the year 2017-18.

For the other expenses of the Interior Division, the government has allocated Rs4.167 billion in the new budget as compared with Rs3.673 allocated for the year 2017-18.

Only a 2.016 per cent decline has been noticed in the allocations made for Pakistan Rangers in the next budget. The allocations for Pak Rangers for the year 2017-18 were Rs22.415 billion while for the next fiscal year it is Rs21.963 billion.

The Frontier Constabulary allocation has been increased to Rs8.92 billion for the year 2018-19 as compared with Rs8.226 billion allocated for the year 2017-18. Similarly, the allocations made for Pakistan Coast Guards also showed a slight increase as it received Rs1.994 billion for the financial year starting July 1, 2018 as against Rs1.817 billion it received for the fiscal year ending 30 June, 2018.

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