Peshawar: The latest news report says that until the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the provincial government departments used 62% of the funds from the Annual Development Programme (ADP).
According to a statement released here, the ADP’s third-quarter review meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, was briefed on the allocation, release, and use of funds, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of development schemes.
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The meeting was informed that the ADP funds totaling Rs124 billion had been used by various departments. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Dr. Kazim Niaz, Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan, and administrative secretaries.
According to the statement, 51% of the funds were used in the second quarter. During the third quarter, funds were used at a rate of 62 percent, up 11 percent from the previous quarter.
During the third quarter of the current financial year, the central development working party approved 11 projects, the regional development working party approved 252, and the departmental development working party approved 112 projects.
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The meeting was told that during the third quarter, Rs10.43 billion was released for primary and secondary education, Rs6.8 billion for higher education, Rs15 billion for health, Rs20 billion for roads, Rs11 billion for irrigation, and Rs5.7 billion for sports and tourism, with a total of Rs124 billion released for all development projects.
The chief minister praised the efficient use of funds. However, he emphasized the importance of fully using funds by the end of the fiscal year.
He stated that the government’s top priority was the timely completion of development projects.
He directed the departmental administrative heads to ensure that projects were completed on schedule so that citizens could profit from them as soon as possible.
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