The federal budget 2021-22 on Friday requested that Rs452, 910 million be allocated as part of the public sector project for the construction of the Zero Line Bridge for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor (PSDP).
Additionally, The National Development Programme, which includes PSDP and the provinces’ development contribution, has been granted PKR 2,135 billion, a 33% increase over the previous year.
Here are the details for the PKR 900 billion uplift projects:
- PKR 265 billion is set aside for transport and communications
- PKR 103 billion is allocated for energy
- PKR 99 billion will be used for water resources
- PKR 40.93 billion to be spent on housing and physical planning
- PKR 28 billion has been allocated for health
- PKR 5.12 billion is set aside for education and training
- PKR 37 billion to be used for Higher Education Commission
- PKR 15.26 billion will be used for the environment
- PKR 15.13 billion to be spent for manpower and employment
- PKR 74 billion will be paid for Sustainable Development Goals
- PKR 54 billion to be used for merged districts
- PKR 45 billion is set aside for particular areas, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Jammu and Kashmir
- PKR 34 billion has been allocated for less developed areas (North and South Balochistan Packages, Sindh Development Plan, and Gilgit-Baltistan Development Plan)
- PKR 5.7 billion to be used for governance
- PKR 29.3 billion to be spent on science and information technology
- PKR 15.5 billion allocated for the production sector (food, industries, and agriculture)
- PKR 37.4 billion to be used for other requirements
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin stated during his speech on the budget that the government would pay particular attention to the still under construction Diamar-Bhasha, Mohmand and Dasu dams. The projects to launch under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement, as defined in the budget document shall be included on the road Sukkur-Hyderabad, Kharian-Rawalpindi, Balkasar-Mianwali, Sialkot-Khariani, Karachi-Mianwal, Karachi Circular Railway, Chaman-Quetta-Karachi (N-25) and Karachi-Pipri Freight Corridor. During his budget statement, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin stated that Diamar-Bhasha, Mohmand and dasu Dams will be paid special attention by the Government.