LAHORE - The district governments in Punjab are running short of money due to non-allocation of funds through the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC), a body responsible for distribution of provincial resources among the districts. The district and tehsil administrations across the province are not having the required funds even to meet their non-development expenditure due to governments indecisiveness to take some decision about the future of local government system, said a source in the local government department. It is to be noted that the Punjab government in its budget for the year 2009-10 did not make any allocation for district governments in respect of development expenditure under the assumption that local government system would be rolled back after completion of its tenure by October 16, 2009. But local government institutions still needed money to meet their non-development expenditure till that time, which has not yet been provided to them. The sources said that after announcement of the budget, the PFC was required to meet to allocate funds to various districts to enable them meet their expenses, at least under the head of non-development expenditure, but this did not happen. The district and tehsil administrations are now facing problems to meet their day-to-day expenses due to governments inability to finalise resource distribution formula for the districts, they further told this scribe. It has been learnt that a meeting held on Tuesday at the Punjab Civil Secretariat to discuss the issue in question remained inconclusive. Punjab Minister for Finance Tanvir Ashraf Kaira who is heading the PFC, chaired the meeting which was also attended by Punjab Minister for Local Government Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa and senior officers of finance department. The meeting also debated the issue of the constitution of a new PFC, as the government is still continuing with the old body whose tenure expired in June this year. The existence of PFC and district governments is inter-linked. There is no need to constitute a new PFC in case the government decides to abolish the current local government system, said a source in finance department. Constitution of PFC was necessitated in the four provinces after introduction of district governments in Augusts 2001 for distribution of provincial resources among the districts.