New budget should satisfy public needs, boost economy: Qaim

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah presided over a high level meeting here at CM House on Friday to discuss the next budget and Annual Development Program (ADP) 2014-15. The CM directed the officials concerned to prepare the budget and development schemes that could pacify the expectations of the people at large and at the same time help boost economic activities in the province.

The Advisor to Chief Minister for Finance & Energy Syed Murad Ali Shah, Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Mr. Mohammad Wasim, Provincial Secretary Finance Mr. Sohail Rajput and other officials attended the meeting.

The CM said that the new budget should also provide for capacity building of educational, health, communication, energy, electricity and civic organization to meet the needs of the people effctively.

He said “we have realigned the priorities and strategy to implement the development projects in such a way so that not only these works could be completed within the shortest time but also ensure maximum utilization of the budget allocations.

He expressed the hope that the new budget would bring maximum business and employment opportunities for the people belonging to all segments of the society.