Tehsil council Chitral passed deficit budget of Rs. 46.748
CHITRAL: The deficit budget of Rs. 46.748 million rupees of
tehsil council Chitral was presented in the house here on Tuesday
which was later on passed unanimously in the same sitting chaired
by its convener Khan Hayatullah
Presenting the budget in the house, tehsil nazim Maulana Muhammad
Ilyas said that the expected income of tehsil municipal
administration was Rs.156.682 million against the projected
expenditure of Rs.203.43 million.
In his budget speech, the tehsil nazim said that the devastating
flash floods of the last year had left the infrastructure of roads,
drinking water supply schemes and irrigation channels damaged
heavily due to which whole of the budget was diverted to
development and recovery of infrastructures.
He said that situation is still grim as the magnitude of loss is
colossal and the resources available with the council are far
meager for its recovery which led to the deficit in the budget.
He urged upon the house members to come forward with practicable
and viable proposals to augment and supplement the resources of the
council which included levying of local taxes.
Mr. Ilyas said that the flood hit people are still waiting for the
rehabilitation of their basic infrastructures of drinking water
supply schemes and irrigation channels as the shortage of
irrigation water has inflicted a heavy loss on them.
Giving the break-up of development expenditures, he said that 25
percent of the budget will be spent on water supply schemes, 20
percent on municipal services, 5 percent on beautification of the
city and 50 percent left on the desertion of the house members for
The non-development expenses included Rs.50.156 million on
salaries, Rs. 9.40 million on charge expenditures and Rs.18.059
million on contingency.
The members who participated in the debate on the budget included
Abdul Haq, Haji Muhammad Sultan, Shamsher Khan, Khosh Muhammad
Khan, Farida Sultana, Najma Bibi, and minority member Nazargai