Govt releases Rs141.228bn for development projects
Islamabad: The government has so far released Rs. 141.228 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for various projects against the total allocations of Rs. 540 billion for the fiscal year 2013-14.
According to latest data of Ministry of Planning and Development, out of these allocations, Rs 25,862 million has been released for various projects of Pakistan Energy Commission, out of its total allocations of Rs. 52,300 million earmarked under PSDP for FY2013-14.
Similarly, a sum of Rs 19,614 million has been released to National Highway Authority out of total allocation of Rs 63,038.619 million for the current fiscal year.
Out of the total funds of Rs. 25,739.199 million allocated for the National Health Service Regulations and Coordination Division for the current year, the Planning Commission released Rs 10,504.797 million so far.
The Commission also released Rs.11,129 million for Railway Division out of its total allocations of Rs. 30,964.894 million whereas Rs 306 million has been released for National food Security and Research Division out of its total allocations of Rs.750 million for the year.
According to the data, the commission released Rs. 20,299 million for WAPDA (Power) out of its total allocations of Rs. 51,543.425 million where as Rs14,569 million has been provided to WAPDA (Water Sector) out of its total allocations of Rs57,840.211 million.
An amount of Rs. 4,462 million has been released for Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) out of its total allocations of Rs.10,000 million for the current year.
The commission also released Rs.895.613 million for cabinet division, Rs.17.913 for Climate Change Division and Rs.289.200 million for Commerce Division.
In addition, Rs. 179.526 has been released for Education and Training Division, Rs.2,128.718 for Finance Division, Rs.160.954 million for Industries Division, 1,197.812 for Interior Division and Rs.68.694 for Narcotics Control Division.
The Commission, released Rs.20 million for Petroleum and Natural Resources Division, Rs157.710 for Planning and Development Division, Rs.868.042 million for Science and Technology Research Division, Rs.77.864 for SUPARCO and Rs. 63 million for Textile Industry Division.
The Planning Commission of Pakistan has been following a proper mechanism for the release of funds and accordingly funds are released as per given mechanism.