ISLAMABAD - A country where people are deprived of basic necessities of life, the government had spent a huge amount worth Rs 170 billion on law and order situation during the previous financial year 2010-11, revealed the official figures. According to the Finance Ministry report, the government had spent Rs 169.791 billion on the law and order situation of the country during the previous financial year 2010-2011 that is more than 18 per cent as compared to the Rs 143.639 billion spent in its preceding year 2009-10. The government every year spends huge amount of law and order situation of the country, especially after the 9/11 incident when Pakistan entered the war on terror. On the other hand, the government had spent only Rs 106.017 billion on the health sector in 2010-11 as compared with Rs 94.399 billion in the same period last year. According to the figures, the government had spent Rs 1247.319 billion on the overall Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme (PRSP) including law and order situation, health, education and others during last fiscal year 2010-11 compared with Rs 1110.762 billion in the same period last year, showing a 12.29 per cent higher spending. The highest increase in PRSP budgetary expenditure during the previous fiscal year was recorded as Rs 322.334 billion in 2011-2011 on education compared to the Rs 259.525 billion in 2009-10, showing an increase of 24.20 per cent. The second highest spending was recorded regarding giving subsidies worth Rs 230.945 billion. According to the report, the government spent Rs 99.567 billion on the construction and repair of roads, highways and bridges during the last fiscal year as compared to Rs 98.456 billion in its preceding year, indicating a minor increase of one per cent. It further revealed that the spending on environment/water supply and sanitation recorded at Rs 28.506 billion in last year. According to the report, the PRSP expenditures on population planning during the period decreased to Rs 4.861 billion against Rs 7.048 billion of 2009-10. The spending on social security and social welfare increased to Rs 17.617 billion as compared to Rs 20.278 billion last year, showing a decrease of 13.12 per cent increased, while on agriculture sector, total increased to Rs 115.511 billion against last year spending of Rs 104.815 billion, showing an increase of Rs 10.20 per cent. The report illustrated that Rs 19.109 billion were spent on rural development during the year 2010-11 compared with Rs 20.391 billion in the same period last year, showing a decrease of 6.29 per cent. The Finance Ministry document further revealed that spending on low cost housing was increased to Rs 373 million in the last year against Rs 1.828 billion for the year 2009-10. Spending on justice administration was recorded at Rs 14.223 billion during the year 2010-11. On the other hand, an amount of Rs 8.417 billion was spent in Peoples Works Programme-I in July-June period of 2010-11, Rs 31.754 billion in Peoples Works Programme-II, Rs 32.032 billion on Benazir Income Support Programme and Rs 2.261 billion on Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal during the year 2010-2011.