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Proposed Defense Budget Goes Up By 10 Percent

June 04 2012


The Pakistani defense budget is in line for a 10 percent boost for the next year, reports the Press Trust of India.

The 2012-13 budget, presented to Parliament on Friday, totals US$5.8 billion, up from US$5.3 billion in the previous year.

Actual expenditures last year came to about US$5.5 billion, according to the latest documents.

Defense spending makes up about 18 percent of Pakistan's federal budget.

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