Sindh not getting due share in PSDP: Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah claimed on Thursday that the province is not getting the due share in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

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Talking to reporters after attending the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting headed by the prime minister, Imran Khan, a day before in Islamabad, Murad Ali Shah said that that the former did not take the provincial CMs into confidence while taking the decision.

“The federal government must take decisions while taking the province into confidence. Businessmen, industrialists are also concerned over the situation,” said the CM Sindh adding that the Prime Minister did not have an answer to the questions he asked about the targeted growth the government would achieve.

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Wednesday approved a development budget of Rs1837 billion for the center and provinces for the next monetary year.

In a meeting presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a 12th five-year plan was approved, said the statement issued today.

4 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate, 3 per cent increase in the agriculture sector, 2.2 per cent in industry and 4.8 per cent in the services sector were approved by the council.

During the meeting, PM said when his party came into power, the country was facing the worst economic crisis of its history and all their efforts were meant for saving it from being defaulted.

PM said, “we are doing all those things that needed to be done in the past,” stressing the need for joint efforts by the center and provinces to drive the country out of the economic crisis.

PM also advocated the provinces to allocate the share of former FATA from their share of the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award.

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