LAHORE, Jun 15 (APP):Following are the highlights of the provincial budget for fiscal year 2020-21.
*Sardar Usman Buzdar-led Punjab government presented its third budget in the 22nd session of the Punjab Assembly held at a local hotel, here on Monday.
*Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi presided over the session.
*The session started two hours behind its scheduled time of 2.00pm.
* Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar entered the House soon after start of the session.
*A large number of provincial ministers, parliamentary secretaries, advisers and special assistants were present in the House.
*Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht started delivering speech amidst opposition protest.
*He took 40 minutes to deliver 15-page lengthy speech in the House.
*Along with the Annual Budget Statement, the finance minister introduced the Finance Bill 2020 and also presented Supplementary Budget Statement for 2019-20.
*Foolproof security steps were taken for security of the elected representatives, besides strict implementation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to counter coronavirus spread.