Islamabad, June 08, 2016 (PPI-OT):Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation in its meeting deliberated upon and finalized Senators’ recommendations for budget 2016-17. Senators Usman Khan Kakar, Sardar Azam Musakhel and Ms. Gul Bashra of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party gave a number of recommendations primarily dealing with different projects and situations in Balochistan.
Recommendations concerning 1000MW solar, wind, gas and coal power projects on CPEC western route were discussed and postponed for tomorrow to be discussed in presence of water and power ministry. Kuchlak to Zhob motorway, Zhob to D. I. Khan motorway and Bostan-Kohat railway line were decided to be discussed tomorrow in presence of NHA officers.
Workers Welfare Board was also called to next meeting to discuss recommendations pertaining to culture centre in Quetta, vocational institutions at Zhobetc and medical college in Pishin. The committee accepted the recommendation to hold mineral survey in Quetta and Zhob division. Geological Survey of Pakistan will come in tomorrow’s meeting to discuss the recommendation.
The committee approved Senator Usman Kakar’s recommendations regarding gas projects in Balochistan, circular railway projects, cancer hospital in Loralai, allergy centres in provincial capitals and clinical laboratories in Balochistan.
Senator Kalsoom Parveen withdrew her recommendation regarding food security. Her recommendation regarding construction of mother and child care hospitals in Quetta was approved. Balance amount of rupees 333 million for infrastructure of Lasbela University and fund allocation for solar tube wells in Balochistan were also accepted. Recommendations pertaining to PSDP and NHA were postponed till tomorrow.
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