No Government in Pak's Northern Areas, hence no budget

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Gilgit (Pakistan), July 28 (ANI): The Legislative Assembly in Pakistan's Northern Areas has not been able to present its budget for fiscal 2009-10 because there is no one to present it.

With the seven-member cabinet of the region dissolved two days before the presentation of the budget, the Speaker of the Assembly, Malik Mohammad Miskeen said that no budget could be presented in the absence of treasury members.

He also criticized the Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Qamar Zaman Kaira for violating the Governance Order, 2004. He said that under that order, the chairman of Northern Areas (Kaira) is supposed to address the assembly session at the start of the financial year and unveil financial and administrative strategies. (ANI)

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