LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Finance Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha while presiding over first meeting of fiscal monitoring committee has said that timely completion of development projects is vital for taking Punjab forward in the development race.

She expressed these views while reviewing development budgets and projects of provincial departments. The Provincial Minister said that Finance Department has decided to resolve financial problems of all departments being faced in ongoing development projects on priority basis. She said that instructions have been issued to all departments to inform Finance Department about their problems so that funds could be provided on time. Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha while reviewing the development budget of Agriculture and Energy Departments said that both these sectors are focus of our immediate attention. She said that Finance Department would extend all out assistance to these departments for improving performance. The Provincial Minister told that trained personnel are being provided on experiment basis to Health, School Education and Higher Education Departments by Finance Department who will guide these departments in preparing development budget. She said that on the success of this experiment, trained staff would also be provided to other departments.