Minister denies lapse of uplift funds in Balochistan.

Byline: Saleem Shahid

QUETTA -- Balochistan Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi has rejected the claim of opposition parties about lapse of 80 per cent funds allocated for the Public Sector Development Programme 2018-19 and termed it a baseless propaganda aimed at misguiding people.

Talking to media here on Sunday, he said that the funds had been released for all development projects included in the PSDP. Out of Rs82 billion development funds, the authorities had released over Rs50bn and Rs29bn had been spent on different development projects, he added.

Mr Buledi said that the provincial government was implementing the Balochistan High Court's (BHC) verdict about allocation of funds for old development schemes. The court had ordered the provincial government to ensure completion of those development schemes which had not been completed for a long time.

The finance minister said that the coalition government was making all-out efforts to complete...

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