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The federal government has released Rs 541.63 billion (77.3 percent) including Rs 109.29 billion foreign aid (85 percent) for various ongoing and new development projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-2020 against the total budgeted allocation of Rs701 billion.

According to the latest data of the PSDP 2019-2020 released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on Friday, the government released Rs233.78 billion (76.56 percent) including Rs15 billion foreign aid for development projects of various ministries, divisions and related departments out of Rs305.36 billion budgeted allocation. The government also released a total of Rs180.43 billion (92 percent) including Rs88.89 billion (98 percent) foreign aid, out of Rs90.588 billion for development budget of corporations; Rs159.72 billion including Rs73.8 billion foreign aid for the projects of the National Highways Authority (NHA); and Rs20.7 billion including Rs15.07 billion foreign aid for National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC)/Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO).

The ministry released a total of Rs43.49 billion (94 percent) including Rs4.48 billion foreign aid out of Rs44.54 billion budgeted allocation for development projects of special areas; Rs26.89 billion including Rs3.15 billion foreign aid for development projects of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK); and Rs16.6 billion including Rs1.3 billion foreign aid for Gilgit-Baltistan for financial year 2019-2020. The government released Rs9 billion including Rs1.77 billion foreign aid out of Rs11.25 billion for development projects of the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Division. A total of Rs30.18 billion out of Rs46.99 billion have been released for the Cabinet Division. The government released Rs38.49 billion for security enhancement against Rs53 billion budgeted allocation for financial year 2019-2020.

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms released Rs10.76 billion for development projects of the Railways Division against Rs15 billion budgeted allocation, Rs2.19 billion for development projects of Science and Technology Research Division, Rs8.22 billion for National Food Security, and Research Division.

The ministry said Rs3.67 billion have been released for development projects of the Federal Education and Professional Training Division out of Rs4.5 billion budgeted allocation, and Rs27 billion including Rs132.31 million foreign aid have been released out of Rs28.65 billion for the development projects of the Higher Education Commission.

The ministry released a total of Rs72.67 billion for Water Resources Division including Rs5.78 billion foreign and Rs301.47 million for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority.

The government has released Rs8.22 billion out of Rs11.3 billion for National Food Security and Research Division.

A total of Rs7.5 billion has been released for development projects of Climate Change Division.

The government has released Rs7.72 billion for development projects of Interior Division, Rs4.33 billion for Revenue Division, Rs2.636 billion for Housing and Works Division, Rs7.6 billion for Finance Division, and Rs1.7 billion for Defence Production Division.

A total of Rs23 billion have been released out of Rs48 billion for development project of Merged Areas 10 Years Development Plan, and Rs9.86 billon against Rs24 billion for Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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