ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Friday chaired a meeting to review the progress of Federal Education and Professional Training projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood, Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Baktiyar, Parliamentary Secretary Wajiha Akram, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Secretary Planning, Secretary Education, and senior officials of the Planning Ministry were also present at the meeting.
The issues and bottlenecks of PSDP-funded projects and of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training were discussed thoroughly, and a plan to move forward in each project was crafted.
Asad said that the Planning Commission has streamlined the process of authorization of PSDP funds for the ministries and executing agencies.
In the first quarter of the PSDP 2020-21, 20 per cent of PSDP allocation of each ministry was authorized by the Planning ministry so that the sponsors could release and utilise the funds on time.
This process will ensure speedy implementation of the projects.
Asad made it clear that no compromise would be made on timely and quality completion of the development projects.
In this regard, all the concerned authorities have to make sure that agreed timelines are strictly followed.