ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP): Federal Minister for Planning,
Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said, the Government had earmarked Rs.1,675 billion in the forthcoming budget for the development schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the year 2016-17.

“Out of the total allocation, Rs.875 have been earmarked for
the provinces,” he said while addressing a press conference here.

Giving the details, he said Rs. 468 billion were allocated for
infrastructure including Rs.157 billion for power, Rs.260 billion
for transport and communications, Rs. 33 billion for water, Rs.18 billion for Physical Planning and Housing.

Out Rs.89 billion allocated for social sector, Rs.29 billion
were earmarked for Education including Higher Education Commission (HEC), Rs.30 billion for Health and Population, Rs.20 billion for Sustainable Development Goals Program and Rs.10 billion for other Social sectors, he added.

The Minister said, Rs.9 billion were allocated for Science and
IT, Rs. 8 billion for Governance, Rs.42 billion for Special Areas
including AJK, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan respectively.

He said out of Rs.4 billion for Production, Rs. 2 billion each
were earmarked for industries and Food and Agriculture sectors.

He said, Rs.28 billion were earmarked for special federal
development program under PSDP.