According to sources, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Fawad Chaudhry while speaking to a post-cabinet meeting press conference said that the defence budget of the country should be increased as it is already very low compared to most states including India.
“The country’s defence budget is already low as compared to other states in the region, and therefore it should be increased,” stated Fawad Chaudhry.
The minister added, “We want to increase our defence and security; therefore, we need to increase our defence budget and for that purpose we want to generate more revenue.”
Fawad Chaudhry also said that the government aims to provide opportunities to Pakistanis residing abroad to work in Government organizations. However, there might be some positions that dual citizens might not be eligible to due to law.
He also commented about the development work being carried out for the holy places of the Sikh community at Kartarpur saying that a committee is supervising the activities.