Karachi : Sindh Government has allocated Rs 111.96 billion including ADP of Rs 12.39 billion for education in the budget 2012-13, which is 50% increase from the allocations of the outgoing fiscal year.
Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah, in his budget speech, said government had created another 8000 posts in the education department. He conceded that prosperous future of people could not be secured without investment in the education sector. He said the allocations for education constitute 20% of total budgetary outlay which reflected government’s strong commitment to the development of education sector.
The total funds allocated under Sindh Education Reform Programme has been enhanced by 33% to Rs 9.62 billion as against Rs 7.38 billion provided in 2011-12.
For welfare projects of Special Education, Minister said Rs 550 million were proposed which include up-gradation of 5 Special education institutes at divisional headquarters as centre of excellence and establishment of taluka level special education centers.