ISLAMABAD: The government has so far released Rs230.020 million for various ongoing and new projects of Revenue Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the current fiscal year (2017-18).
The government in its Federal PSDP had earmarked Rs790.100 million for the Revenue Division projects, with foreign exchange component of Rs105 million, officials sources said.
The government released an amount of Rs85 million for establishment of Inland Revenue offices in the country for which an amount of Rs148 million has been earmarked in the federal PSDP for the current fiscal year. An amount of Rs75 million has been released for development of Integrated Transit Trade Management (ITTMS) under ADB Regional Improving border Service Project.
The government has earmarked an amount of Rs255.375 for the project this year with foreign exchange component of Rs100 million. The government also released Rs30 million for construction of Regional Tax Office (RTO) Islamabad out of its total allocations of Rs100 million during the current PSDP.
An amount of Rs25 million have been released for project for Security Improvement tin Karachi Port and Port Qasim for Installation of three fixed and one Mobile Scanner with JICA assistance.
The government has earmarked an amount of Rs55 million for the project with foreign exchange component of Rs5 million in the PSDP2017-18, the data revealed.
Meanwhile, the government also released Rs5 million for feasibilities of MCC Gawadar, RTO Islamabad and Sargodha and Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations (IIR Karachi) while an amount or Rs5.020 million has been released for construction of Regional Tax Office at Dere Ismail Khan.
The Planning Commission of Pakistan follows the stipulated mechanism for release of funds: first quarter (July-September) 20 per cent, second quarter (October-December) 20 per cent, third quarter (January-March) 30 per cent and fourth quarter (April-June)30 per cent.