Islamabad: As per the latest news, under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-21, the federal government has released Rs500.942 billion out of a total allocation of Rs650 billion for various existing and new social sector uplift projects.
According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the funds released include Rs321.55 billion for federal ministries, Rs148.65 billion for companies, Rs29.54 billion for special areas, and Rs1.2 billion for the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). For the years 2020-21, the total PSDP allocation for ERRA is Rs3 billion.
Similarly, the National Highway Authority has received Rs98.32 billion out of a total allocation of Rs118.67 billion, the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has received Rs50.32 billion out of a total allocation of Rs158.3 billion, and the Water Resources Division (WRD) has received Rs64.8 billion out of a total allocation of Rs79.38 billion.
Similarly, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received Rs22.5 billion from a fund of Rs22.49 billion, and the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) has received Rs323.7 million from a fund of Rs350 million.
The Railways Division has been allocated Rs16.48 billion in development funds, while the Interior Division has been allocated Rs11.8 billion and the National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHRC) Division has been allocated Rs12.7 billion.
The Revenue Division has received Rs6.5 billion, while the Cabinet Division has received Rs24.14 billion.
The government also released Rs18.76 billion from the PSDP’s Rs24.5 billion allocation for development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Rs10.78 billion from the PSDP’s Rs15 billion allocation for projects in Gilgit Baltistan (GB).