Delay in uplift schemes intolerable, CS tells depts

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Chief Secretary Punjab Abdullah Khan Sumbal on Thursday directed all the departments to work hard for transparent and timely utilization of the development budget, saying that unnecessary delay in projects would not be tolerated.

He gave this instruction while presiding over a meeting held in the P&D Department to review the implementation of the annual development program (ADP).

The Chief Secretary said that it is necessary to achieve the monthly targets related to the utilization of funds for development projects.

He stressed that the timeframe from the initiation to the completion of the schemes must be followed. He said that the allocated funds should not lapse in any case.

The Chief Secretary issued orders to the departments to take immediate steps to get approval for the unapproved schemes and said that the progress in the implementation of the annual development program would be reviewed regularly.

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