September 25, 2020: Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a meeting to review the progress of Federal Education and Professional Training projects under PSDP here in Islamabad on Friday.
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 M/o PD&SI was also present in the meeting.
The issues/ bottlenecks of PSDP-funded projects, of the M/o FE&PT, were discussed thoroughly, and the way forward was agreed for each project.
While chairing the meeting Asad Umar said that Planning Commission has streamlined the process of authorization of PSDP funds for the Ministries / Executing agencies. In the first quarter of the PSDP 2020-21, 20% of PSDP allocation of each Ministry was authorized in one go by M/o PD&SI so that the sponsors release and utilize the funds on time. This process will ensure speedy implementation of the projects and passing on the benefits to the public.
He made it clear that no compromise would be made on the timely and quality completion of the development projects. In this regard, all the concerned authorities M/o FE&PT have to make sure that agreed timelines are strictly followed.