Monday, July 15, 2024

Rs. 47 Billion Needed for Organising General Elections in Pakistan

ECP’s demand to provide Rs47.42 billion in funds to start preparations for the 2023 general elections.

The election body moved a case in September for the technical supplementary grant to the ministry of finance on top of an Rs6.3bn normal budget, approved in June, to pay salaries and meet other routine expenditures.

The federal government will disburse over Rs20 billion to the ECP in the next fiscal year. The overall expenditures of the 2018 general polls were Rs31 billion.

The federal government approved the budget for the next general polls.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet had approved a technical grant to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for general elections.

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