Special portion to be allocated for Balochistan in PSDP: PM Khan

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‘Provision of all possible facilities to business community top priority’

From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that a special portion will be allocated to Balochistan province in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has met PM Imran Khan today he demanded Centre to approve mega projects for the province, said sources, adding that he also sought to expedite development work on Khuzdar, Quetta and Chaman roads. They also discussed for an agriculture package for the farmland owners, construction of dams and power projects.

PM Imran Khan and CM Jam Kamal Khan held consultation over ongoing projects of National Highway Authority (NHA) and early completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The premier assured Balochistan CM for the completion of the development projects at earliest besides allocating a special portion in PSDP, sources added.

He said that the federal government is focusing on development budget despite the coronavirus gave negative impacts on the national economy.

He added that it is the top priority of the government for special allocations for the Balochistan province.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that provision of all possible facilities to the business community was the top priority of the government.

Presiding over a high-level meeting to review budget proposals in Islamabad, PM Imran directed to ensure participation of private sector in the development projects. He said that public-private partnership is the need of the hour.

PM Imran emphasized that the next budget should also focus on reducing non-development expenditure and directed the finance adviser to finalize the estimates of development expenditure in consultation with the provinces.

During the meeting, Advisor to PM on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh outlined the revenue and expenditure for the current financial year and estimates for the next budget. He also briefed the prime minister on the budget priorities for the upcoming financial year.

The meeting was also briefed on the progress made so far in reforms of the Federal Board of Revenue.

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