Pak govt. mulling 100-billion rupee increase in defence budget

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Lahore, May 11 (ANI): The Pakistan government is likely to increase the country's defence budget by a whopping 100 billion rupees in the next financial year.

According to a private television channel, the government has decided to enhance defence allocations in the budget, as it has expended a heavy amount on the 'war on terror'.

Last year, Pakistan had allocated 343 billion rupees for defence spending, but in order to cope up with the demands of the war against extremism, the budget was increased further to 378 billion rupees.

According to documents relating to the defence budget increase, about 70 billion rupees increase in the defence budget was necessitated by increase in the salaries and allowances of the armed forces' personnel, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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