Islamabad, June 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):Since the announcement of the Federal Budget 2016-17 a section of the press has been reporting speculating on the budgetary allocations of National Counter Terrorism Authority. These are not true. It is clarified that in view of requirement of approved summary on strengthening of NACTA, a budget estimate of Rs. 1,859.790 million was demanded from Finance Division for the FY 2016-17.
Ministry of Interior communicated NACTA the allocation of Rs. 109.424 million against demand of Rs. 1,859.790 million for F.Y 2016-17 as approved by Finance Division, this is just 8.73% more than the budget reflected in Pink Book for the year 2015-16 for NACTA. It was provided through New Item Statement (NIS) which was prepared and submitted for Rs. 109.424 million to Finance Division (Budget wing) as per approved ceiling.
Balance amount of Rs. 1,750.366 million (which is not covered through regular allocated budget) has been considered in the Priorities Committee. NACTA has been assured that this balance amount will be provided to NACTA by Finance Division as and when demanded.
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