The Secretary Planning and Development, South Punjab, Shoaib Iqbal Syed has said that a separate development budget would be prepared for South Punjab this year so that the funds allocated for South Punjab could be spent in the region.
During a training session, he briefed the focal persons of all the departments of the South Punjab Secretariat about the preparations for the new development budget and the details of the online SMDP portal. The training session was organized by the Planning and Development Department of South Punjab. Shoaib Iqbal Syed said that guidelines of the new budget have already been sent to the departments and the departments have been directed to keep these guidelines in view while preparing the new budget.
In this training session, participants were trained on preparation of new development budget and online SMDP portal. This portal is designed for direct review of development schemes for planning and approval. He also briefed the participants on the usefulness of this portal.