QUETTA: The Balochistan Planning and Development Department has approved around Rs40 billion to finance presently ongoing and new development projects for the second quarter of the current fiscal year.
According to official sources, a meeting presided by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani was briefed on development projects by Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Abdul Rehman Buzdar on Monday.
The chief minister said that a new era of development has been brought by prioritising the timely release of funds for development projects.
“Previously, funds generally lapsed because they were issued at the end of the fiscal year. No delay will be tolerated in completion of development projects and there will be no compromise on quality of work,” he added.
Mr Buzdar told the meeting that 344 development projects included in the current development programme would be completed by the end of the current fiscal year, while the remaining 210 development schemes would also be completed within time.
Matters related to the departments of education, planning and development, sports, health, urban planning and development and youth affairs and 77 projects of other departments were also discussed in the meeting.
Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi, Communications Minister Mir Arif Jan Mohammad Hasni, Adviser to the CM on Education Mir Mohammad Khan Lehri, Parliamentary Secretary of the Balochistan Assembly Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Chairman of the Quetta Development Authority Bushra Rind and secretaries of the departments concerned also attended the meeting.
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