The Sindh government has unveiled a Rs. 3.056 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2024-25, presented by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who also oversees the finance portfolio. The budget proposes salary increases of up to 30% for government employees, with a 30% raise for BPS-1 to BPS-6, 25% for BPS-7 to BPS-16, and 22% for BPS-17 to BPS-22. Pensions for retired employees will rise by 15%, and the minimum wage will increase from Rs. 35,550 to Rs. 37,000.

Significant allocations include Rs. 519 billion for education, Rs. 334 billion for health, Rs. 56 billion for transport, and Rs. 302 billion for local government. The budget aims to enhance public services, with a strong focus on improving education quality and access, upgrading medical facilities, supporting infrastructure and public transport, and strengthening municipal services and local development.

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