Funds for de­vel­op­ment projects

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The govern­ment has so far re­leased over Rs429.040 bil­lion for dif­fer­ent so­cial sec­tor de­vel­op­ment projects un­der the Pub­lic Sec­tor De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (PSDP) 2015/16 against the to­tal al­lo­ca­tions of Rs700 bil­lion ear­marked for the cur­rent fis­cal year.

A sum of Rs97.032 bil­lion has been re­leased for the Wa­ter and Power De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity’s (WAPDA) power sec­tor, out of the to­tal al­lo­cated amount of Rs113.896 bil­lion for the cur­rent year, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est data of the Min­istry of Plan­ning De­vel­op­ment and Re­form.

Wa­ter and Power Divi­sion (Wa­ter Sec­tor) has been re­leased Rs21.025 bil­lion for its wa­ter reser­voir build­ing projects against its to­tal al­lo­ca­tions of Rs30.120bil­lion in the fed­eral PSDP 2015/16.

The govern­ment re­leased Rs64.049 bil­lion for in­fras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment projects of the Na­tional High­way Au­thor­ity (NHA) against its to­tal al­lo­ca­tion of Rs159.6 bil­lion. An amount of Rs19.850 was re­leased for the Pak­istan Atomic En­ergy Com­mis­sion projects against Rs30.408 bil­lion al­lo­cated for the cur­rent fis­cal.

Mean­while, the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion has been pro­vided Rs14.037 bil­lion against Rs20.5 bil­lion, while Rs1.040 bil­lion were re­leased for the Science and Tech­no­log­i­cal Re­search Divi­sion.

Un­der PSDP 2015/16, Rs13.678 bil­lion have been re­leased for the Rail­ways Divi­sion for which an amount of Rs41 bil­lion was ear­marked in the bud­get.

Min­istry of Na­tional Health Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tions and Co­or­di­na­tion Divi­sion has been pro­vided Rs15.407 bil­lion so far against the to­tal al­lo­ca­tions of Rs20.701 bil­lion, while Rs5.476bil­lion have been re­leased for the Fi­nance Divi­sion out of its to­tal al­lo­ca­tion of Rs12.684 bil­lion.

Hous­ing and Works Divi­sion has been given Rs1.455 bil­lion out of its to­tal Rs2.730 bil­lion al­lo­cated in the cur­rent fis­cal. The govern­ment re­leased Rs840.125 mil­lion to the Na­tional Food Se­cu­rity and Re­search Divi­sion and Rs500 mil­lion for SUPARCO, ac­cord­ing to the data.

The govern­ment has re­leased Rs700 mil­lion for the Avi­a­tion Divi­sion, Rs241 mil­lion for the Cab­i­net Divi­sion, Rs1,404 mil­lion for the Cap­i­tal Ad­min­is­tra­tion and De­vel­op­ment Divi­sion, Rs16 mil­lion for Cli­mate Change Divi­sion, Rs234.850 mil­lion for Com­merce Divi­sion, Rs1,133 mil­lion for the De­fence Di­vi­sions and Rs900 for the De­fence Pro­duc­tion Divi­sion.

Sim­i­larly, Rs2,151 mil­lion have been re­leased for the Fed­eral Ed­u­ca­tion and Pro­fes­sional Train­ing Divi­sion, Rs646 mil­lion for Petroleum and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Divi­sion and Rs1,197 mil­lion for the Law Jus­tice and Hu­man Rights Divi­sion.

An amount of Rs12.706 bil­lion has been re­leased for Azad Jammu and Kash­mir against the to­tal al­lo­ca­tion of Rs13.3 bil­lion.

The govern­ment also re­leased Rs19.019 bil­lion for the de­vel­op­ment and up­lift of FATA and SAFRON (Min­istry of States and Fron­tier Re­gions) for which the govern­ment has al­lo­cated Rs19.700 bil­lion for the fis­cal year 2015/16.

For Gil­git-Baltistan, the govern­ment re­leased Rs8.969 bil­lion against the to­tal Rs9.937 bil­lion al­lo­cated this year.

The govern­ment has also re­leased Rs20 bil­lion for Pak­istan Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes to im­prove the hu­man de­vel­op­ment in­dex.

The govern­ment re­leased Rs63.110 bil­lion for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the Tem­po­rary Displaced Persons (TDPs) and for se­cu­rity en­hance­ment.

The Min­istry of Plan­ning De­vel­op­ment and Re­form has been fol­low­ing a proper mech­a­nism to re­lease funds as per quar­terly ceil­ings.

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