Govt Releases Rs. 607 Billion for Development Projects Under PSDP

The government has released Rs 607.44 billion, including 140.13 billion in foreign aid, for different development projects under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2017-18 against the total budgeted allocation of Rs 1001 billion.

According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the government has released Rs 138.93 billion (46 percent of total budgeted amount of federal ministries) for development projects of various federal ministries against the total budgeted allocation of Rs 301.83 billion.

The government has not released funds for development projects of various ministries, divisions and their departments including, Foreign Affairs Division, Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Division, Textile Industry Division, National Security Division, Special Provision for Completion of CPEC Project and Gas Infrastructure Development Cess.

The government has released Rs 243.25 billion including Rs 91.45 billion foreign aid for infrastructure projects of National Highway Authority (NHA) against the budgeted allocation of Rs 324.72 billion. The government has released Rs 18.27 billion for development projects of Pakistan Railway Division against total budgeted allocation of Rs 42.9 billion for current fiscal year 2017-18.


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The Planning Commission has released Rs 35.77 billion including Rs 35.65 billion foreign aid for development projects of Ministry of Water and Power (Power Sector) against the budgeted allocation of Rs 60.91 billion. An amount of Rs 25.69 billion including Rs 122 million foreign aid has been released for Water and Power Division (Water Sector) against the total budgeted allocation of Rs 36.75 billion for current fiscal year.

The government has released Rs 11.03 billion for different projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission against the total budgeted allocation of Rs 15.09 billion for fiscal year 2017-18.

An amount of Rs 19.01 billion including Rs 64.202 million foreign aid 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 2.5 billion to Capital Administration and Development Division, Rs 529.7 million to Climate Change Division, Rs 285 million to Commerce Division, Rs 5.34 billion for Communication Division (other than NHA), Rs 9.2 billion to Interior Division, Rs 226.5 million to Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Rs 1.99 billion to Planning, Development and Reform.

Under PSDP 2017-18, an amount of Rs 9.24 billion including Rs 503.4 million 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 released Rs 1.01 billion for different developmental projects of National Food Security and Research Division against the earmarked Rs 1.62 billion for the development of agriculture sector in the country.

The government has released Rs 53.43 billion for Special Federal Development Program for temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) against Rs90 billion budgeted allocation and Rs11.95 billion for development projects of Prime Minister’s Youth and Hunarmand Program under current fiscal year 2017-18.

The entire amount of Rs30 billion has been released for Prime Minister’s Global SDGs Achievement Program.

The government released Rs 12.83 billion to Finance Division, Rs 2.45 billion to Aviation Division, Rs1.01 billion to Port and Shipping Division, Rs873.95 million to Science and Technological Research Division, Rs 218.597 million for Defense Division, Rs 7.324 million for Housing and Works Division and Rs1.79 billion for Defense and Production Division.

The government released Rs 16 billion including Rs 871.89 million foreign aid 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 15.26 billion for development projects of Gilgit-Baltistan against Rs 18.3 billion budgeted allocation, while Rs 17 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.