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Govt releases Rs4.246b third quarter installment of development budget

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has released 4.246 billion rupees against third quarter installment of development budget.

This was stated by a spokesman of Planning and Development Department Gilgit Baltistan on Friday.

He said the amount would be released to relevant department for completion of ongoing development projects.

It may be mentioned here that out of 15 billion rupees allocated development budget  for current fiscal year the federal government has released 9. 9 billion rupees so far.

Read More: CM Balochistan wants SC probe on spending of past development budgets

On March 5, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal had demanded formation of a Supreme Court Commission to probe spending of development budget of the province in the last 20 years, ARY News reported.

During a press briefing here, Kamal had said those involved in embezzling development budget should be punished. “We hail the Balochistan High Court for taking suo motu notice on Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funds”. He had said the case hearing was due on March 18 at the BHC and the provincial government would file a comprehensive reply in this regard.

The chief minister had said punishment for corrupt practices of the previous governments should not be given to the present government. Kamal had said the incumbent government had itself initiated the accountability process. He had underlined that his provincial government was primarily working on reforms.

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