The government has released Rs. 273.755 billion (27.4 percent of the total) including Rs 44.7 billion foreign aid for different development projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18 against a total allocated budget of Rs. 1,001 billion.
According to latest data released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the government has released Rs. 59.047 billion (18.5 percent of total budgeted amount of federal ministries) for development projects of various federal ministries against the total budgeted allocation of Rs. 307.6 billion.
Ministries and Divisions Not Getting Funds
The government has not released funds for development projects for some of the ministries, divisions and their departments including: Establishment Division, Foreign Affairs Division, Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Division, Textile Industry Division, Special Federal Development Programme, Energy For All, Clean Drinking Water for All, Special Provision for Completion of CPEC Project and Gas Infrastructure Development Cess.
NHA and WAPDA
The government has released Rs. 96.9 billion for infrastructure projects of National Highway Authority (NHA) against the budgeted allocation of Rs. 325.7 billion. Additionally, the government has released Rs. 9.2 billion for development projects of Pakistan Railway Division against a total budgeted allocation of Rs 42.9 billion for current fiscal year 2017-18.
The Planning Commission has released Rs. 16.3 billion for development projects of Ministry of Water and Power (Power Sector) against the budgeted allocation of Rs. 61.8 billion. An amount of Rs. 10.4 billion has been released for Water and Power Division (Water Sector) against the budgeted allocation of Rs. 36.75 billion for the current fiscal year.
PAEC and HEC
The Planning Commission released Rs. 3.1 billion for different projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission against the total budgeted allocation of Rs. 15.9 billion for fiscal year 2017-18.
An amount of Rs. 10.6 billion has been released for different projects of Higher Education Commission (HEC) against the total budgeted allocations of Rs. 35.7 billion.
The government has released Rs. 1.91 billion for Capital Administration and Development Division, Rs. 326 million for Climate Change Division, Rs. 120 million for Commerce Division, Rs. 2.65 billion for Communication Division (Other than NHA), Rs. 2.54 billion for Interior Division, Rs. 114.6 million for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Rs. 1.58 billion for Planning, Development and Reform.
Health Services and Food Security Division
Under PSDP 2017-18, an amount of Rs. 2.1 billion was released for different development projects of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Division against the total budgeted allocation of Rs. 48.7 billion. The government has released Rs. 322.76 million for different developmental projects of National Food Security and Research Division against the earmarked Rs. 1.6 billion for the development of agriculture sector in the country.
Rs. 36.46 billion for Special Federal Development Programme for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) has also been released, against. Rs 90 billion budgeted allocation and Rs 9.1 billion for development projects of Prime Minister’s Youth and Hunarmand Programme under current fiscal year 2017-18.
The entire amount of Rs. 30 billion has been released for Prime Minister’s Global SDGs Achievement Programme.
The government released Rs. 2.26 billion to Finance Division, Rs. 623.14 million to Aviation Division, Rs. 526 million to Port and Shipping Division, Rs. 304.55 million to Science and Technological Research Division, Rs. 212 million for Defence Division, Rs. 2.28 billion for Housing and Works Division, Rs. 452.95 million for Information and Telecom and Rs 1.72 billion for Defence and Production Division.
AJK, FATA and G-B Projects
The government released Rs. 8.23 billion for development projects of Azad Jammu and Kashmir against the total budgeted allocation of Rs. 25.84 billion for current fiscal year. The government also released Rs. 6.17 billion for development projects of Gilgit-Baltistan against Rs 18.3 billion budgeted allocation, while Rs. 9.65 billion have been released for the projects of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) against the total budgeted allocation of Rs. 26.9 billion.
The Planning Commission of Pakistan has so far followed the stipulated mechanism for release of funds: first quarter (July-September) 20 percent, second quarter (October-December) 20 percent, third quarter (January-March) 30 percent and fourth quarter (April-June) 30 percent.