The government has released over Rs 130 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2017-18 for various ongoing and new schemes against their total allocations of Rs.1001 billion.
The released funds include Rs 32034.758 million for federal ministries and Rs 14767 million for special areas,according to latest data of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform.
Out of these allocations, Rs 2600 million have been released for Communication Division (other than National Highway Authority) for which the government has earmarked Rs 13660 million under PSDP 2017-18.
Railways Division received Rs 8631 million out of its total allocation of Rs 42900 million whereas Aviation Division received Rs 623.14 million out of its total allocation of Rs 4348.76 million. The government also released an amount of Rs 6126.185 million for various development projects of Higher Education Commission out of total allocation of Rs 35662.8 million.
Water and Power Division (water sector) received Rs 7350 million out of its total allocation of Rs 36750 million under PSDP 2017-18.
The government also released Rs 609 million for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Division, for which an amount of Rs 48701.460 million have been allocated in the federal PSDP 2017-18 while Rs 46 million have been released for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority out of its total allocations of Rs 409.553 million.
An amount of Rs 300 million have been released for Finance Division out of its total allocations of Rs 20143 million while Rs 163 million have been released for Climate Change Division out of its total allocations of Rs 815 million for the current year.
Similarly an amount of Rs 723.932 have been released for Petroleum and Natural Resource Division out of its allocations of Rs 2992.846 million, Rs 223.7 million for Planning, Development and Reform Division out of its allocations of Rs 11498.353 million whereas Rs 500 million have been released for SUPARCO out of its allocations of Rs 3500 million. Likewise, the government also released Rs 61 million for Human Rights Division, and Rs 322 million for National Food Security and Research Division.—APP