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    March  29,  2016



CM directs to Finance Departments to release development funds

Chitral Times Report

The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the provincial government was delegating power to the private sector to ensure its efficient role in the development process and that is why private representatives have been inducted in various boards constituted for the improvement of different institutions. This he said while presiding over a meeting of the provincial cabinet held at Civil Secretariat on Monday morning. Besides Provincial Ministers, Special Assistance and Advisors to Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and Administrative Secretaries attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed preparations for the next budget, self employment scheme, professional tax, matters of the public service commission, Galyat development Act and Hydle development funds. A number of decisions were taken in this regard in a meeting. On this occasion Fateha was offered for the victim of Lahore bomb blast also. The Chief Minister while giving directives about the coming budget declared that the next ADP would not be less in size from the current budget at any definition. Similarly, he said that 50% of the gas royalty would be spent on provision of gas supply to the masses in the gas producing district of the province. He further said that the rest of the 50% funds would be utilized in other sectors. The Chief Minister said that clean drinking water would be supplied to Karak district through establishment of filtration plants in the area. He directed high ups of the Finance Department for immediate release of the development funds to various departments. He elaborated that utilization of development funds was far better in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa than other provinces of the country. The Cabinet meeting besides approval of amendments in Hydle Development Funds Act also approved increase in professional tax. Similarly, report of the cabinet committee on strengthening of Public Service Commission was also approved by the cabinet.



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