ISLAMABAD - The cash starved government is struggling hard to release adequate funds for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) owing to the financial constraints, it has been learnt. According to the official figures of the Planning Commission of Pakistan, the government has only released Rs 71.6 billion for the PSDP during the almost five months period (July-November 18) of the ongoing financial year 2011-2012, which is only 25 per cent of the overall PSDP allocation. The government had allocated Rs 300 billion for PSDP for the ongoing fiscal year, wherein Rs 10 billion is allocated for the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA). The economic experts are of the view that government should have released more than Rs 100 billion in the period under review keeping in view the overall volume of the PSDP set for the current financial year. They also believed that the government would not release Rs 290 billion for PSDP in order to keep its fiscal deficit under control i.e. four per cent of the GDP during the year 2011-2012. It might be recalled here that the govt is struggling to release the sufficient funds for the PSDP from last few years owing to the financial constraints. Among Rs 290b, the govt would have to release Rs 253.5b and Rs 36.5b would come from foreign loans and aid. According to the break-up of Rs 71.6b released during the first four months and 18 days period (July-November 18) of the ongoing financial year 2011-2012, the government has released Rs 35.4b for infrastructure against the overall allocation of Rs 157 b. Meanwhile, the government has released Rs 35.5 billion for Social Sector against the overall allocation of Rs 129.6b and Rs 0.634b has been released for other sectors against the total allocation of Rs 3.3 billion for the whole financial year.