KARACHI: The annual budget for Sindh Police has been increased from Rs 63.3 billion to Rs 73.9 billion; showing an increase of 16.9 percent. This includes SNE allocation of Rs 8.9 billion for police.
Law and order and safety (including home, police, jails, rangers and other security agencies) is the second largest function in terms of resource allocation with a share of 14.4 percent in total current revenue expenditure in fiscal year 2016-17.
Home Department has been allocated Rs 82.3 billion in next fiscal 2016-17 as against current fiscal year budget estimates of Rs 70.8 billion; which is an increase of 16.2%.
The compensation for Police personnel who embrace shahadat had been enhanced from Rs 2 million to Rs 5 million.
Sindh Police Welfare and Maintenance Board would be formed and civilians would also be made part of it to ensure transparency.
The ADP for Home Department is pitched at Rs 2 billion.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016
Courtesy : BRecorder