Federal Budget 2019-20: Rs 1.863tn allocated to PSDP, stressing balanced progress
Tuesday Jun 11, 2019
ISLAMABAD: The government announced Tuesday that Rs1.863 trillion has been allocated to the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the upcoming fiscal year as State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar presented Budget 2019-20.
Carrying a theme of balanced regional development to help promote harmony and national integration, Azhar said it had a special focus on the under- and less-developed regions and areas.
Of the total outlay, Rs951 billion was set aside for the federal ministries and divisions, whereas Rs912 billion for the provinces, according to a budgetary document, which further noted that the National Economic Council (NEC) had approved the PSDP allocations on May 29, with foreign assistance worth Rs127 billion.
“The PSDP 2019-20 is a part of a rolling plan to carry forward the strategic vision of the government,” read a budgetary document finalised by the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reforms through an extensive consultative and participatory process.
The PSDP had been aligned with economic policies and strategies outlined in the 12th Five-Year Plan, with a focus on economic stabilisation, achieving balanced regional development, improving social protection and poverty alleviation, housing, augmentation of water resources, energy and food security, developing competitive knowledge economy, and modernisation of transport infrastructure and greater regional connectivity, the document read.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continued to remain in the spotlight and projects had been fully funded. Separately, special funds were kept to make Pakistan clean and green as were ensured for 10 billion tsunami trees' programme to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and enhance tourism.
Of the total Rs951-billion federal PSDP, the government allocated:
Rs1266.5 million for Aviation Division
Rs100 million for Board of Investment
Rs39986.47 million for Cabinet Division
Rs7579.2 million for Climate Change Division
Rs100 million for Commerce Division
Rs248.3 million for Communication Division (other than NHA)
Rs456 million for Defence Division
Rs1700 million for Defence Production Division
Rs 333.25 million for Establishment Division
Rs4796.76 million for Federal Education and Professional Training Division
Rs36821.749 million for Finance Division
Rs29.774 million for Foreign Affairs Division
Rs29046.88 million for Higher Education Commission
Rs2930.07 million for Housing and Works Division
Rs142.9 million for Human Rights Division
Rs2343.293 million for Industries and Production Division
Rs516.126 million for Information and Broadcasting Division
Rs7341.617 million for Information Technology and Telecom Division
Rs339.958 million for Inter-Provincial Coordination Division
Rs9847.769 million for Interior Division
Rs44699.4 million for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Division
Rs1340.225 million for Law and Justice Division
Rs3600.243 million for Maritime Affairs Division
Rs135.24 million for Narcotics Control Division
Rs12047.516 million for National Food Security and Research Division
Rs13376.558 million for NHSRC Division
Rs128.016 million for National History and Literary Heritage Division
Rs24457.256 million for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
Rs301.47 million for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority
Rs581.812 million for Petroleum Division
Rs7963.517 million for Planning, Development and Reform Division
Rs200 million for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division
Rs16000 million for Railways Division
Rs1000 million for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Division
Rs1818.23 million for Revenue Division
Rs7407.361 million for Science and Technological Research Division
Rs6033.245 million for SUPPARCO
Rs202.828 million for Textile Industry Division
Rs85021.359 million for Water Resources Division
Rs155,966.835 million for National Highway Authority
Rs41792.23 million for NTDC/PEPCO
Rs5000 million for ERRA
Rs32,500 million for Relief and Rehabilitation of IDPs
Rs32500 million for Security Enhancement
Rs10000 million for PM's Youth Skill Development Initiative
Rs2000 million for Clean Green Pakistan Movement/Tourism
Rs1000 million for Gas Infrastructure Development Cess
Rs48000 million for Merged Areas' 10-Year Development Plan
The government allocated Rs250000 million for alternative financing, while an amount of Rs912000 million has been set aside for the provinces, the document revealed, and that a robust system for strengthening implementation and monitoring mechanism was being put in place.