Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad said this government is giving priority to provision of basic facilities to the people of remote areas besides giving priority to mega projects.
He said this while talking to newsmen here Sunday. He said that under Millennium Development Goals Community Development Program 100 million rupees have been spent on 11 development schemes benefiting hundreds of families.
He said at the cost of 90 million rupees gas facility has been provided to eight villages which include Khura Khel, Ghari Matani, Waliya, Malhu, Bara, Mula Mansoor, Sahiba Kamala and Boora. The Federal Minister said at the cost of 5 million rupees six transformers have been installed in Attock and Hazro while at the cost of 4.5 million, three classrooms and ten washrooms have been constructed in Government Post Graduate College Attock.
It is alsoreported that the government has released over Rs 546 billion for various development projects across the country. According to statistics provided by Ministry of Planning and Development, the amount has been released upto 31st of last month for the current financial year, Radio Pakistan reported.
National Highway Authority has been provided over Rs 166 billion while over Rs 24 billion were given to Railways Division. Similarly, over Rs 130 billion were released to WAPDA and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission got over Rs 17 billion. Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Law and Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Sunday said the government had released a special grant of Rs 80 million for the early upgradation of a basic health unit (BHU) Chawinda to the THQ level.—APP