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Military To Get More Than In Official Budget

June 08 2011

Pakistan

The Pakistani government has allocated an additional US$1.7 billion to the current military budget, reports the Express Tribune (Pakistan).

The defense budget totals about US$7.5 billion for 2011-2012, including the base US$5.7 billion budget, officials said.

A Finance Ministry official revealed the latest figures late last week.

Nearly half of the US$1.7 billion increase falls under the Armed Forces Development Program, said officials.

The overall defense budget includes...

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