Islamabad, April 03, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Standing Committee was briefly apprised about the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the next financial year 2017-18. The Committee endorsed all the budgetary proposals of departments and directed to complete their on-going projects on top priority basis. The meeting of the Standing Committee on Science and Technology held today in Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA.
The Committee informed that amount of Rs. 1776.872 Million for 21 projects were allocated for the year 2016-17. The Committee was of the view that due to delay in completion of the projects, its cost increased which resulting in huge loss to the Government ex-chequer. The Committee was informed that Rs. 3103.372 Million has also been demanded for 66 projects for the current financial year 2017-18.
The Committee decided to approach Finance and Planning Divisions for allocation of proposed funds of the Ministry. Earlier, Secretary M/o Water and Power briefed the Committee about the detail of the projects included in the forth-coming Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2017-18.
MNAs, Syed Muhammad Athar Hussain Shah Gillani, Chaudhary Armaghan Subhani, Ms. Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Ms. Musarat Rafique Mahesar, Mr. Aftab Shahban Mirani, Ms. Shamas-un-Nisa, Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, Mr. Aqib Ullah Khan, Mr. Lal Chand Malhi, Mr. Mehboob Alam, Ms. Aliya Kamran and Engineer Usman Khan Tarakai attended the meeting, besides officials of the Ministry.
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