ISLAMABAD  - The government has released Rs 40.10 billion out of Rs 233 billion allocated for social, infrastructural and ERRA projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2012-13 till September 14.

Axccording to the Planning Commission of Pakistan sources, an amount of Rs.21.20 billion has been released for 342 projects of infrastructure development out of Rs 200.90 billion. Similarly, Rs.17.60 billion has been released for 670 projects of the social sector against the allocation of 146.10 billion. Likewise, the government released Rs 0.5 billion out of total allocation of Rs 3.0 billion for 68 projects of other sector.

An amount of Rs 0.8 billion has been released to the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) against its allocation of Rs 10.00 billion. All the releases are exclusive of foreign aid disbursement, the sources said.