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Qaim preside meetings of Planning and Development and Finance Departments

Karachi, October 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah today presided the meeting at Chief Minister House to review the implementation and follow up of ADP-2012-13 by Planning and Development department and Finance Department.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed that maximum number of on-going schemes be completed in all respects and quality be maintained. He stressed upon monitoring cell of Planning and Development Department to accelerate efforts and all completed schemes be monitored and if there is sub-standard or less quality work, the action will be taken against involved persons.

He directed that utilization of funds and implementation of schemes be ensured and improved, while the Finance department must ensure timely follow-up for timely release of funds for those projects. He added that priority be given to on-going schemes.

The meeting was informed that the ADP of Sindh for the year 2012-13 is Rs: 161.00 billion and in view of various aspects, the P and D and Finance department finalized schemes worth Rs: 60.000 billions for the province. It is stated that so far half of the amount has been released. It was said that inspite of provision of funds to SE’s and XEN’s , there is slow utilization of funds.

It was informed that in view of funding, it is expected that 700 on-going schemes will be completed by the end of current financial year and it is expected that 450 to 500 schemes are to be completed up to February 2013.

The meeting was informed that there are in all 1288 on-going schemes in Sindh province. The meeting also reviewed allocations, amount released and expenditure so far mad, in various sectors. It was informed that total ADP allocation of Sindh province is Rs: 161.00 billion, which is Rs: 112.631 billion for on-going schemes and Rs: 48.368 billion for new schemes.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah , A.C.S (P and D) Mr. Israr Malik, A.C.S (Finance) Mr. M. Arif Khan, Principal Secretary to CM Agha Jan Akhtar, Special Secretary (P and D) Dr. Noor ul Haq and others.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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