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Planning Commission releases Rs 88.8b for development projects

The Planning Commission of Pakistan on Saturday announced that it has released Rs 88.8 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) against the total allocations of Rs.233 billion for the fiscal year 2012-13.
Out of total Rs 51.5 billion have been released for 344 infrastructure development projects while Rs 34.5 billion for 673 social sector projects, according to the latest data of the Planning Commission that was revealed.
Similarly, Rs 0.8 billion have been released for 68 other projects and Rs 2 billion for Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). According to data, these releases have been made against Rs 233 PSDP allocations. It is pertinent to mention that the total size of the PSDP for the year 2012-13 is Rs 360, including Rs100 billion foreign aid, which is managed by Economic Affairs Division and Rs.27 billion special programmes, release of which are made by Cabinet Division or Finance Division.
According to break up details, total cost of 344 infrastructure projects have been estimated at Rs 2346.4 billion, out of which Rs 210.9 billion have been earmarked in the 2012-13 budget that include Rs 85.6 as foreign aid. Likewise, the total cost of social sector projects is Rs 547.1, of which Rs136.2 billion have been allocated in the current PSDP with foreign aid of Rs 8.4 percent.
The cost of other projects has been estimated at Rs 40.6 billion out of which Rs.3 billion have been earmarked in the PSDP 2012-13 while Rs.10 billion have been earmarked for ERRA in the current development programme.



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