FY 2018-19 defence budget stands at Rs 1,100 billion
By Staff ReporterTuesday – May 1, 2018
According to details, the statement rebuffing claims by certain quarters revealed that for the FY 2017-18, as estimated by finance ministry, the country’s defence budget has been Rs 998 billion.
The statement asserted, “The critics need to also realise the security environment that Pakistan faces today and economic determinants of security” stressing “Economy of any country cannot grow without security, peace and stability.”
The statement concluded, “This year increase in defence budget is also considered a normal increase, keeping in view all internal and external challenges posed to Pakistan.”