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The government has spent Rs 170.3 billion on Public Development Programme (PSDP) during ten months (July-April) of the ongoing financial year 2012-13, revealed the figures of Planning Commission of Pakistan.

According to latest figures, the government has released 73 per cent of the overall allocation in ten months of the current financial year. The government has planned to spend Rs 360 billion on PSDP during current financial year 2012-13 wherein government would release Rs 233 billion, foreign aid would be Rs 100 billion and Rs 27 billion are for special programmes.

According to details, cabinet division has received Rs 1.442 billion, Capital Administration and Development Division Rs 768 million, climate change division Rs 80 million, commerce division Rs 326 million, communication division Rs 16.65 billion, defence division Rs 1.68 billion, defence production division Rs 439 million, Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Rs 4 billion, Economic Affairs Division Rs 110 million, Education and Training division Rs 2.93 billion, establishment division Rs 6.28 billion, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Rs 10.325 billion, Housing and works division Rs 6.4 billion, Industries division Rs 418 million, Information and broadcasting division Rs 302 million and Information and Technology and telecom division Rs 455 million. Kashmir affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan affairs division received Rs17.68 billion, Law, justice and parliamentary affairs division Rs one billion, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Rs 9.988 billion, Planning and Development division Rs 16.48 billion and Railways Rs 13 billion.

It is worth mentioning here that government has kept funds for 1074 projects, whose overall cost is around Rs 2924.8 billion. However, the government has allocated to spend Rs 360 billion within ongoing fiscal year for which the government would get Rs 100 billion from foreign resources that included aid and loan.