Rs 39.248 billion released for 1600 development schemes in Balochistan: Buledi

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (APP):Balochistan Finance Minister, Zahoor Buledi said provincial finance department had released Rs39.248 billion for carrying out 1600 ongoing and new development projects in the province during the first half of the financial year 2019-20.

Talking to APP, he said the government had earmarked an amount of
Rs 108.114 billion to materialize the total 2,461 schemes in Balochistan in the current fiscal year.

He said the government had allocated Rs 68.468 billion for 1,850 total approved schemes while Rs 29.018 billion had been earmarked in the current fiscal year for 665 ongoing development plans in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20.

The provincial government, he said, had approved some 89 per cent of 1784 new schemes on radical basis to ensure the development work in the province.
He said the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) had given green signal for materializing 148 schemes of the chief minister special focus schemes.
“It is the first time in the history of Balochistan that more than 1,000 new schemes had been tenderized in such a short span of time which shows government seriousness towards development of the province,” he noted while highlighting the government’s effort to ensure maximum facilitation of the masses.
He said all the provincial departments had adopted zero tolerance against the corruption as to promote the meritocracy and transparency.
The minister said the institutions in Balochistan were being strengthened as the institutional reforms were the top priority of Balochistan Awami Party lead government, he remarked.