Planning Ministry authorizes release of over Rs 203.563 billion for development projects.


ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform has so far given authorization for the release of over Rs 203.563 billion for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects under its Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2019-20, as against the total allocation of Rs 701 billion.

Out of this total amount, the authorities concerned were sanctioned to release an amount of Rs 106.067 billion for federal ministries, Rs 41.790 billion for corporations and Rs15.925 billion for special areas, according to the latest data released by the Planning Commission of Pakistan.

Out of these, Rs 26.78 billion authorization has so far been made for security enhancement in the country for which the government had allocated Rs32.5 billion during the year 2019-20.

The Ministry has authorized an amount of Rs 8 billion for the merged areas of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under the government's 10 years development program.

Similarly, for Higher Education Commission the PSDP release would reach to Rs11.474 billion out of its total allocation of Rs 29 billion while Rs4.891 billion were authorized to be released for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission for which the government had allocated Rs 24.45 billion in the development budget.

For the National Highway Authority, the ministry so far has authorized releases of Rs 38.421 billion against its allocations of...

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