LAHORE: Uncertainty has gripped the Punjab government since the announcement by the PTI that its government in Khyber Paktunkhwa will not present the budget for the next financial year, saying that an outgoing government has no mandate to do so.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the Punjab government will make the decision after the announcement by other provinces. “The Punjab government will not present the budget if other provinces don’t announce their respective budgets,” he said.
Moreover, Punjab bureaucracy has also opposed the idea of presenting the budget by the incumbent government. The Punjab chief secretary, Law Department and the Finance Department has advised the government not to present the budget.
Meanwhile, finance and planning and development department are waiting for the chief minister’s nod. However, the finance minister has sought proposals from Punjab lawmakers.