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LAHORE: Punjab Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, with a total outlay of Rs2.653 trillion, has been presented in the provincial assembly on Monday.

Punjab Minister for Finance Hashim Jawan Bakht presented the budget in the provincial assembly.

The provincial finance minister announced that Rs 54 billion would be spent on development schemes and Rs 388 billion would be spent for current expenditures in education sector.

He announced to launch Insaaf School Up-gradation Programme to ensure enrollment of maximum number of out of school children to schools.

Universal Health Coverage for the entire population of Punjab was given an allocation of Rs 80 billion. Every individual in Punjab would be covered in this programme and an estimated 1 billion people would be registered by December 2021.