ISLAMABAD: The government has released around Rs15,520.056 million for the Petroleum and Natural Resources Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2017-18) during the 11 months of the current fiscal year against the total allocation of Rs16049.928 million.
According to the official data, Rs415.807 million have been released for acquisition of four drilling rigs with accessories for Geological Survey of Pakistan, Rs24.681 million for appraisal of newly discovered coal resources in Badin and adjoining areas of Southern Sindh, Rs5.892 million for exploration and evaluation of metallic minerals in Bela and Uthal areas of district Lasbela Balochistan,
Rs2.444 million for the exploration of Tertiary Coal in Central Salt Range Punjab and Rs 15.614 million for exploration and evaluation of coal in Nosham and Bahlol areas of Balochistan.
Whereas, funds have been released for the provision of gas to different localities including Rs387.421 million for gas schemes in District Narowal, Rs238.786 million in Sialkot, Rs300.402 million in Lahore,
Rs340.466 million in NA-132 of Sheikhupura, Rs250 million in Peshawar, Rs252.317 in Swat and Shangla, Rs142.882 in Mardan, Rs700.020 million in Abbottabad, Rs28.963 million in UC Darya Gali of Tehsil Murree, Rs254.437 million in Chakwal, Rs100 million in Jhang, Rs105.357 million in Sahiwal, Rs237.610 million in Okara, Rs229.272 million in NA-131 of Sheikhupura, Rs250 million in district Nankana Sahib, Rs171.242 million in district Okara, Rs100 million in district Mandi Bahaduddin, Rs290 million in district Sargodha, Rs100 million in district Jhang, Rs304 million in district Multan, Rs150 million in district Sahiwal, Rs100 million in Toba Tek Singh, Rs250 million in district Khanewal, Rs347 million in district Mianwali, Rs224 million in District Muzaffargarh, Rs500 million in district Bahawalnagar, Rs140 million in district Dera Ghazi Khan, Rs350 million in district Mansehra, Rs300 million in district Jhelum, Rs42 million in Rawalpindi, Rs214.587 million in district Pakpattan, Rs196.470 million in district Gujrat, Rs371 million in district Mian Channu and Rs32.160 million in district Narowal.