PR No.247 No Decision, Instructions For Payment Of Rs. 300 Billion To MNAS Islamabad: March 27, 2016

The spokesman of Finance Ministry has stated that there is no truth in the reports that the Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Finance to arrange payment of Rs.300 billion to MNAs for development schemes in their constituencies.

He said that the contents of the news, reported in a section of the press are unfounded and not based on facts. He said that neither has the Prime Minister taken any such decision nor has he given any direction to the Ministry of Finance in this regard.

He added that all development expenditure goes through the standard process of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and is handled by the Planning Development and Reforms Division in accordance with the approvals of CDWP and ECNEC. Similarly the expenditure on MDG related schemes is also handled exclusively by the PD&R Division as per the applicable procedures.