Record Sindh al­lo­ca­tion of Rs225b for ADP

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI—In Sindh bud­get for the fis­cal 2016-17, there is a record al­lo­ca­tion of Rs 225 bil­lion for the An­nual De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (ADP). This was stated by the Sindh Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Syed Mu­rad Ali Shah.

He was ad­dress­ing a post­bud­get press con­fer­ence at the Sindh As­sem­bly Au­di­to­rium here on Sun­day evening. The Min­is­ter said that there is an al­lo­ca­tion of Rs. 70 bil­lion for im­prove­ment in in­fra­struc­ture.

He stated that be­fore the con­clu­sion of the NFC award on June 30, 2016, Sindh will get a sum of Rs. 112 bil­lion from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. Mu­rad Ali Shah said that there is a tar­get of re­ceipt of Rs. 52.76 bil­lion un­der the head of Ex­cise and Tax­a­tion.

He pointed out that the bud­get a sum of Rs. 160 bil­lion has been set aside for the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. This al­lo­ca­tion is 11 per­cent more than the al­lo­ca­tion for this sec­tor in the out­go­ing fis­cal year. The Min­is­ter also spoke of the mea­sures be­ing taken by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for the bet­ter­ment of ed­u­ca­tion in the prov­ince.

He in­formed that Sindh is the first prov­ince in the coun­try where fund has been al­lo­cated for the pur­chase of can­cer treat­ment ma­chine in the prov­ince. Mu­rad Ali Shah said that the min­ing of the coal in Thar has com­menced and the process of com­mence­ment of the elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion would start in the year 2018.He fur­ther in­formed that the plant at Nuri­abad would also pro­duce power 100 megawatt from gas soon. —APP

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