KARACHI - Out of provincial development outlay of Rs181 billion, a sum of Rs53.85 billion have been released of which so far Rs23.57 billion have been spent in six months from July to December of current fiscal year 2012-13. Further works are in full swing and it is expected that maximum allocation for ADP will be spent.This was informed at a high level meeting of finance and planning and development departments chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here at the CM Secretariat on Thursday, which reviewed the progress on various development schemes for current fiscal year. Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Israr Malik informed the meeting that total development outlay (federal, foreign and provincial share) for the year 2012-13 is Rs231 billion, while provincial ADP allocation is Rs181 billion. Of provincial allocation of Rs181 billion, so far Rs53.85 billion have been released and so far Rs23.57 billion have been spent while further works are in full swing and it is expected that maximum allocation for ADP will be spent.The meeting was informed that maximum expenditure has been made in Education and Health sectors, Transport, Industries, Culture, Sports, Agriculture, Food, Livestock, Fisheries, Communication, Irrigation, Coal and Energy and housing sectors. It was informed that during current financial year, out of allocated amount of Rs45222 million, an amount of Rs18670 million has so far been spent while Rs2190.767 million have been spent out of Rs7729.473 million released for MPAs’ priority programme.It was further informed that under special packages programme, out of allocated amount of Rs10600 million, Rs835.927 million have so far been spent.The meeting was further informed that under special initiatives (Water Hubs), Rs8561.420 million were allocated and so far there was expenditure of Rs2218.031 million for information technology out of allocated amount of Rs4860.530 million, Rs208.605 million has so far been spent from released amount of Rs915.176 million.  The meeting was also informed that out of Rs3272.406 million, an amount of Rs714.750 million has been spent for special project.Qaim while speaking in the meeting underlined the need to fulfill the requirements so as to complete the maximum development schemes in all sectors, up to the end of February 2013. The chief minister directed the P&D and Finance Departments to have monitoring the progress of schemes in all spheres including under special packages and MPAs development programs so that people could be benefited from those projects. He stressed that executing agencies and implementing authorities/officers together with P&D and Finance Departments should pay full attention towards executing and implementing maximum number of under completion projects. Qaim directed that ongoing schemes MPAs nearer for completion be completed early while the directives issued by him be implemented accordingly. He also directed allocation be made early for on-going schemes of MNAs, so that the same be completed early. He also directed the P&D and Finance Departments to provide up to date reports and details to Information Department so that brochures depicting 5-years performance and achievements are made public.The CM directed the heads of nation buildings departments and executing agencies to complete the schemes as early as possible. The meeting was attended among others by Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Israr Malik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Arif Ahmed Khan; Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Siddique Memon, Special Secretary (P&D) Dr Noorul Haq; Special Secretary (Finance) Aijaz Ahmed Khan and others.