CMs of Three Provinces Walk Out of NEC Meeting


Three Chief Ministers of Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak walked out of a National Economic Council (NEC) meeting. The meetings of National Economic Council (NEC) and Council of Common Interests (CCI) were held on tuesday, and the members debated Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) at the NEC meeting. However; it seems that there seemed to have emerged some differences between the federal and provincial governments over deciding the budget.

The three Chief Ministers who walked out of the meeting talked to the media and press. They said that in the draft presented to us in the NEC meeting, there were new schemes for the provinces for the whole year. We told the PM Khaqan Abbasi that they should not introduce any new schemes with only a month left for them to step down from government. He said that they should give draft of new schemes for the few months that are left in election. CM Sindh Shah alleged that PM told them that their approval was not needed for the schemes and they could approve them on their own.

The three CMs then walked out of the NEC saying if they dont need our approval then they shouldn’t waste the time of the provinces. Also they said that what they should do is to allocate funds to the on-going projects and let the new government that is to come after election, allocate the funds for any projects they decide. According to CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah the PM said that introducing new schemes is their right.


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