Gilani To Curtail Finance Ministry Role For Issuing Development Funds

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said that the government has decided to curtail the role of Finance Ministry to issue funds for development projects. He said that foreign unnecessary visits would be ended from today to implement austerity measures.
Talking to media in Islamabad, the PM said that steps are being taken for restructuring of government departments. As for as, the funds for planning development would be approved, the projects would be completed, he added. He said that controlling inflation, depending on national resources and adopting austerity measures are the top priorities of the government. He urged all the departments and ministries to improve their performance. The PM said that Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa has been given Rs 25 billion and Punjab Rs 5 billion in terms of profit in wind electricity. Whereas it is directed to release funds to Balochistan under gas development surcharge. He said that audit of the PM House has been completed and it will also be held next year.

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