PA passes Punjab budget 2022-23

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly passed the annual provincial budget 2022-23 on Wednesday with unanimous vote in its session being held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal.

Chaired by Khalil Tahir Sindhu, member of the panel of chairmen, the Assembly approved the Finance Bill 2022 with thumping of desks in the presence of the Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz.

Earlier, media men staged a token walkout from the press gallery to protest the suspension of the annual grant of the Lahore Press Club and continued encroachments on various plots in Journalist Colony. The journalists also raised slogans against the influential groups patronising the squatters in Journalist Society. Later, they returned to cover the session.

However, the chair expressed concern over the problems being faced by journalists and constituted a three-member committee, including Khwaja Imran Nazir, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman to hold talks with the journalists and suggest measures to resolve their grievances. After the passage of annual budget, the session was adjourned till 2pm Thursday (today).