The government is introducing a mechanism to monitor and assess development projects that will be executed by the provinces, and the federation under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday in which this decision was taken.
According to the Sindh Chief Minister, Murad Ali Shah, the funds provinces receive from the federal government are under the constitution and are not any “favor or mercy”.
However, the Federal Minister for Information, Fawad Chaudhry, in a post-cabinet meeting said, “It has been observed that billions of rupees were given to Sindh but they have not been spent on development projects. There are two types of expenditures: non-development and development. Where have these funds have gone if there is no development in Karachi and even interior parts of Sindh?”.
He said that an engineering firm will conduct a third-party evaluation of the development schemes.
“These firms will conduct a periodic audit of the development schemes and utilization of funds after every three months,” he added.
“The third-party audit will be conducted not only in provinces but in the center as well,” he revealed.