The education budget has been increased by 24%.

KARACHI:06 June:Keeping in line with previous years, education has been given top priority in the Sindh budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year with an increase of 24%.
Presenting the budget in the Sindh Assembly on Monday, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said the increase in non-salary allocation for the education sector is much higher and has been increasing over the years.
A total of Rs202 billion has been allocated to the education department in the new budget, a huge jump from its previous allocation of Rs163 billion. Rs21 billion has been allocated for education in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) from the total of Rs244 billion for ongoing and new schemes in all sectors. Education gets 6.1% of the total Rs344 billion ADP in 2017-18, including foreign funding, federal funds and district budgets.

The Rs21 billion is specified for the 460 ongoing and new schemes for all the five sections of education – school education, college education, special education, Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Stevta) and universities and boards. The ADP for 2016-17 was Rs17 billion in total, while in the upcoming year allocations have been increased mainly in the schools and universities and boards departments. The budget for special education and Stevta has remained the same.The news.