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Pakistani People's Works Programme: Rs 14.4 Billion Released for 13,241 Schemes in 2009-10
Source: brecorder.com
Source Date: Saturday, August 07, 2010
Country: Pakistan
Created: Aug 08, 2010

The Ministry of Finance has released Rs 14.4 billion for 13,241 schemes under People's Works Programme-I (PWP-1) for members of Parliament in 2009-10. According to the documents made available to Business Recorder. The ministry released these funds for the Members of National Assembly and Senate for development schemes relating to the construction of roads, electricity, gas, education, sanitation, etc, in their respective constituencies.

As many as 1,362 schemes have been completed out of 13,241 during this period. A total of Rs 7.2 billion were released for 6,391 schemes in Punjab, Rs 3.3 billion for 1,801 schemes in Sindh, Rs 2.2 billion for 3,243 schemes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rs 9,34.71 million for 724 schemes in Balochistan, Rs 670.36 million for 973 schemes in Fata and Rs 150.28 million for 109 schemes for Islamabad.

A total of 347 schemes out of 6,391 in Punjab, 118 out of 1,801 in Sindh, 51 out of 3,243 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 43 out of 724 in Balochistan, 797 out of 973 in Fata and 5 out of 109 schemes in Islamabad have been completed. According to the documents, the Finance Ministry released Rs 7.89 billion for construction of roads, Rs 2.5 billion for electricity and Rs 392.26 million for gas supply to various villages.

Similarly, Rs 811.61 million were provided for various schemes in education sectors, Rs 134.33 million for health, Rs 1,789.81 million for water supply and Rs 935.74 million for sanitation. Most of the funds were released to Pak PWD, Pepco, DCO of provincial governments, SNGPL, LGRD, BDA, Agriculture Engineering Department, SSGCL, KESC, Cantt Board and other departments.
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