NA body on Water and Power meets

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 15 (APP): The National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power 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/DISCOs and directed to complete their on-going projects on top priority basis. The meeting of the Standing Committee on Water and Power held today in Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Arshad Khan Leghari, MNA.
The Committee informed that amount of Rs. 216 Billion for 173 projects was proposed but only 25 to 30 percent of proposed funds were released 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. 231 Billion has also been demanded for 180 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, Abid Sher Ali, State Minister for 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, Muhammad Junaid Anwaar Chaudhary, Malik Ihtebar Khan, Lt. Col. (Retd.) Ghulam Rasul Sahi, Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, Rana Afzaal Hussain, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Malik Ghulam Rabbani Khar, Junaid Akbar, Syed Waseem Hussain, Maulana Muhammad
Gohar Shah, Dr. Syed Ghazi Ghulab Jamal, Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, attended the meeting, besides officials of the Ministry.
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