South Asia | Huge defense outlays hit funding for Pakistani provinces

Huge defense outlays hit funding for Pakistani provinces

The new government doesn't have enough money to pay for controversial orders for new aircraft, tanks and even Chinese submarines ordered under previous regimes, which threatens to reduce public funding for the provinces

September 5, 2018 2:33 PM (UTC+8)
Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, second right, is seen with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, center, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, top right, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Zubair Mahmood Hayat, second left, at the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2018. Photo: AFP / Aamir Qureshi
Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, second right, is seen with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, center, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, top right, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Zubair Mahmood Hayat, second left, at the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2018. Photo: AFP / Aamir Qureshi
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