Around Rs270b released for development of tribal districts: NA Informed


Islamabad : The National Assembly was informed that around 270 billion rupees have been released for the development of tribal districts.

Responding to a Calling Attention notice regarding non-allocation of additional three percent of National Finance Commission Award to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the development of erstwhile FATA, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Zain Qureshi said that 121 billion rupees were released in 2019-20, while 121 billion rupees were allocated in last fiscal year.

He said 51.5 billion rupees were released, whereas an additional amount of 129.7 billion rupees have been allocated during the current fiscal year.

The Parliamentary Secretary said 8th and 9th NFC Award has so far been not announced, while work on 10th Award is underway and all the provinces should contribute their share for the development of tribal districts.

The chair referred the matter to the concerned standing committee for further deliberations.

The discussion was continuing when quorum was pointed out by the opposition benches and after counting it was found that the House is not in order, after which the Speaker adjourned the House to meet again at 4 p.m. on Monday.