Islamabad: Defence budget was increased by 19.6% in Budget 2018-19.
However, it is the highest raise during the PML(N) government. It is a significant development as relations between the military and PML(N) are tensed from few months.
In spite of obvious common military pressures, the PML-N government proposed Rs1.1 trillion spending plan for the three militaries in the budget 2018-19. Without precedent for Pakistan, resistance expense crossed the Rs1 trillion stamp. The allotment for 2018-19 demonstrates an expansion of Rs180 billion, or 19.6% when contrasted with the spending by the military in the active financial year.
The expansion will turn out to be walloping 30 for each penny if the Rs100 billion dispensed for the Armed Forces Development Program (AFDP) is likewise included under safeguard spending. The figures likewise do exclude Rs260 billion designated for the benefits of military faculty, which will be given from the regular citizen spending plan.
Out of the entire resistance spending plan, Pakistan Army gets 47%, 20% goes to Pakistan Air Force, and Pakistan Navy gets around 10%. As per the spending archive 2018-19, out of the Rs1,100 billion, Rs423 billion has been dispensed for representative related costs, Rs253.5 billion for working costs, Rs282 billion for nearby buys and import of arms and ammo, and Rs141 billion for civil purpose.