THE CITIZENS’ BUDGET 2017-2018
ACRONYMS BCDP Balochistan Community Development Programme BEEF Balochistan Education Endowment Fund BESP Balochistan Education Sector Plan BHU Basic Health Unit CIDA Canadian International Development Agency CTD Counter Terrorism Department CPEC China Pakistan Economic Corridor CM Chief Minister DHQ District Headquarter EMIS Education Management Information System FY Financial Year FBR Federal Board of Revenue GDP Gross Domestic Product GOB Government of Balochistan GPE Global Partnership for Education GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation GPO Government Post Ofce GPP Governance and Policy Project ICT Information Communication Technology IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency PM Prime Minister RHC Rural Health Centre SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SMC School Management Committee THQ Tehsil Headquarters UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund WB World Bank WHO World Health Organisation
Geographically, Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan. Spread over 347,190 Sq. kms with 770 km coastline, it is least populated of the provinces with nearly 10 million people. The province is rich in mineral resources worth billions of dollars. The deep sea port of Gwadar in Balochistan ofers immense possibilities to promote regional trade, particularly with China - the world’s second largest economy. Notwithstanding these comparative advantages, the province is faced with high incidence of poverty, low literacy and mortality rates, slow economic growth, unemployment and instability due to rising militancy. In recognition of all these challenges, the budget for the fscal year 2017-18 refects the Government of Balochistan’s commitment and priorities to bolster its latent resources - paving way for both economic growth and pro-poor development.
WHAT IS A BUDGET? Budget is the overall fnancial plan of the government, projecting revenues and expenditures for a particular fscal year. It is a tool for translating government’s vision into policies based on areas of priority through annual package of initiatives and programmes. WHAT IS A CITIZENS’ BUDGET? The primary objective of all government spending is to improve the lives of its people. Therefore, it is important for citizens to comprehend how the public expenditure is used to deliver services and programmes that afect their lives. The Citizens’ Budget makes this information available to people in an easy to understand form leading to transparency and accountability in public expenditure.
QUETTA DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE Prime Minister’s Package Project Name Estimated Cost (Rs. in Mn) 1. Construction of City Expressway on Habib Nallah, Kasi Road / Alamdar Road (200 meter) 4000 2. Nawa Killi Flyover (500 meter) 500 3. Clearing, Aligning & Reconstruction of Sariab Road (10.6Km) 1000 Total 5,500 Chief Minister’s Package Project Name Estimated Cost (Rs. in Mn) 1. Under Pass / Fly over at Gwalmandi Chowk 1000 2. Under Pass / Fly over at GPO Chowk 1000 3. Clearing / Aligning / Extension of Subzal Road 500 4. Clearing / Aligning / Extension of Joint Road 300 5. Fictionalization / Integration of Sewerage System 500 6. Food Street near Rail-way Station 200 7. Construction / Rehabilitation of Roads in Sariab Area 500 Total 4,000
CPEC Projects in Pakistan and Balochistan
New Gwadar International Airport Rs. 22,247.5 Mn Facilities of Fresh Water Treatment, Water Supply and Distribution Rs.14061 Mn Quetta Mass Transit System Rs. 2,000 Mn 110 Km Besima Khuzdar Road (N-30) CPEC Rs. 4,454.6 Mn Infrastructure Development for EPZA and GIEDA Rs. 3450 million Transport of Indus Water to Quetta and adjoining districts Rs. 4,000 Mn Access road from Makran Coastal Highway to New Gwadar International Airport Rs. 184.3 Mn Upgrdation of existing 50 Bed Hospital to 300 Beds in Gwadar Rs. 9,968.23 million Pre-feasibility study for the installation of 300 M Coal Fired Power Plant at Gwadar Rs. 20 Mn Eastbay Expressway Gwadar Rs. 11,396 Mn Feasibility studies to connect Gwadar with Karachi and Gwadar to Besima to Jacobabad via Khuzdar Rs. 135 Mn W132 KV sub-stations at Down Town, Gwadar Rs. 961.81 Mn C