PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has issued a directives to all administrative departments, urging them to refrain from including new development projects in the upcoming budget and instead prioritize payment of salaries to project employees.
The caretaker KP government has planning an estimated budget of Rs30 billion, which will be presented for a four-month period leading up to the general elections. In correspondence sent to all departments, the planning and development (P&D) department highlighted that the forthcoming developmental budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 will not incorporate any new projects.
Moreover, a significant portion of funds will be allocated to projects that are in the final stages of completion.
The P&D has further emphasized that priority will be given to projects falling under relief agencies and public sector development programs, ensuring a smooth allocation of funds. Additionally, an evaluation of approved developmental programs from various departments is scheduled to take place during a meeting on Monday.