DEVELOPMENT OF AREAS BORDERING AFGHANISTAN

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					Balochistan: Economic Challenges
         & Opportunities

   Pakistan Development Forum
              2010




       GOVERNMENT   OF   BALOCHISTAN
Balochistan Budget
  Rs. In Billion

  Title            Budget 09-10   Budget 10-11

  Current Exp.         53              83*

  Development          19         27 (FPA: 4.3 B)
  Exp.                                  **
  Deficit              3.5             7.1



* Includes Rs 2.0 B for flood relief
** Rs 4.2 B to be diverted for flood-reconstruction
 Revenue & Expenditure
 Measures
• Implementing RGST on Services
• Broadening base of property tax
• Revisiting royalties on minerals
• Focusing on infrastructure and
  mineral resources
• Restricting additional new non-
  development expenditure
  Impact of Floods
• 14 out of 30 districts’ infrastructure / assets
  affected (loss estimated at Rs. 53 B)
• Service delivery disrupted
• More than 100,000 families displaced
• Over 75,000 houses damaged
• Over 57,000 Livestock, crops on 710,000
  acres washed away
• Danger of water borne diseases persists
• Fear of ejection of tenants who don’t have
  capacity to restore land to cultivable
  position
 Development Challenges
• Low socio-economic indicators
• Wide spread area / Inhospitable terrain
• Low population density (19 person per
  Sq.KM)
• Thin infrastructure for service delivery
• High dev. and governance cost
• Meager own revenue receipts
• Damage to natural resources
• Drought
 Opportunities

• Rich mineral resources
• Vast land mass
• Strategic trade location
• Long coastline
• Immense livestock potential
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