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Budget passed with clear majority in Punjab Assembly

June 26, 2021

LAHORE: The provincial government passed, with majority votes, its budget of Rs2.65 trillion for the next financial year 2021-22 in the Punjab Assembly. Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht moved the Punjab Finance Bill 2021 which far along the government passed with the majority votes. Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was also there in the house.

As the House proceedings initiated, the PML-N’s lawmaker Toufeeq Butt, on point of order, desired to express his apprehensions. At which the Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi allowed him. MPA Butt said his party’s workers were being annoyed and captured by the police in Gujranwala. He claimed police struck their homes, captured them but did not specify their capture in important records of the police station. He said the ‘crime’ of his party laborers was that they were wiring substance against PTI on Facebook. “If talking or composing against PTI may be a wrongdoing at that point will the entire country be arrested?” he inquired.

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