Budget 2016-17 Highlights



  • Development Budget 2016-17 Highlights

    • Rs 3.8 b allocated to Railways for procurement/manufacture of 780 high capacity Hopper Wagons for coal transportation

    • Rs 700m allocated for Science Talent Farming Scheme for developing young outstanding science students into top scientists

    • Rs 1.5b allocated to Railways for replacement of old & obsolete signal gear

    • Rs 2.2b allocated to Railways for special repair of 100 DE Locomotives

    • Rs 2b allocated to Railways for rehabilitation of rolling stock and track

    • Rs 900m allocated to Railways for rehabilitation of 300 traction motors

    • Rs 2b allocated to Railways for reconstruction of assets damaged in 2010 floods

    • Rs 14b allocated for procurement/manufacture of 75 new locomotives for Railways

    • Rs 5.3b allocated for coal conveyer system at Port Qasim

    • Rs 458m allocated to upgrade existing 50 bed Hosp in Gawadar city to 300 beds

    • Rs 4.7b allocated for construction of Eastbay Expressway in Gawadar city under CPEC

    • Rs 796m allocated to upgrade PAEC cancer Hosp in Multan

    • Rs 2b allocated towards Nat'l Endowment Scholarships for Talent (NEST) which will provide merit scholarships for deserving students

    • Rs 430m allocated to extension of PAEC cancer Hosp INOR in Abbotabad

    • Rs 750m allocated to upgrade PAEC Cancer Hospitals in Karachi, Isld, Lhe & Bwp

    • Rs 7.7b allocated for provinces to support Population Welfare Program

    • Rs 300m allocated to start construction of a Cancer Hospital in Islamabad

    • Rs 2b allocated for PM's Nat'l Health Insurance Program

    • Rs 684m allocated for PM's Program for prevention & control of Hepatitis

    • Rs 11b allocated for Nat'l program for family Plng & Primary Healthcare to support provinces

    • Rs 6.7b allocated for Expanded Programme on Immunization to cover children

    • Rs 50m for feasibility study of developing a tourist resort at Attabad Lake in GB

    • Rs 200m allocation for Medical College in Gilgit.

    • Rs 273m allocated for up gradation of Arid Zone Research Institute serving Wana, South & North Waziristan, Tank, Matora, Laki Marwat

    • Rs 9b block allocation for GB

    • Rs 240m allocated to start National Olive cultivation project which will promote olive cultivation & oil ext in FATA, Balochistan, Pothohar

    • Rs 12b Block allocation for AJK

    • Rs 250m allocated to start construction of new AJK Legislative Assembly Complex

    • Rs 900m allocated for construction of new Islamabad High Court Building

    • Rs 700m allocated to NADRA for Machine Readable Passport project to expand services for Pakistanis at home and abroad

    • Rs 400m allocated for 48mw Jagran Hydro project in AJK

    • Rs 300m allocated for replacement of GSM Network in AJK to introduce 3G/4G services

    • Rs 450m allocated for completion of Sports Complex in NWL for promotion of nat'l sports started in 2010 but was delayed due 2 lack of funds.

    • Rs 230m allocated for China Pakistan fibre optic connectivity project from Khunjrab to Isld-Rwp, will greatly enhance digital infrastructure

    • Rs 1.5b allocated for Mandra-Chakwal Road

    • Allocation for establishing a centre of excellence in Artificial Intelligence with a cost of Rs 1 billion included in PSDP 2016-17

    • Rs 10 b allocated for Sialkot-Lahore Motorway to be constructed on BOT basis with partial financing from PSDP

    • Rs 3.3b allocated for Rakhi Gaj-Bewata East Wast N70 DG Khan

    • Rs 450m for rehabilitation of existing carriageways between Psh and DI Khan

    • Rs 1.1 b allocated for improvement of DI Khan Mughalkot section on CPEC western alignment

    • New initiative launched to train 10,000 Ph.Ds through US-Pak Knowledge Corridor in ten years

    • A new project with cost of Rs 500 m launched to improve Astro turf infrastructure in country for hockey to regain Pakistan's glory in hockey

    • Rs 3.3b allocated for Zhob-Mughalkot section on CPEC western alignment

    • Rs 1b allocated for Karachi Water Supply scheme Rs 2.2b already released as federal govt contribution federal govt committed to give share

    • Rs 1.7b allocated for Chakdara-Chitral section section highway

    • Rs 500m allocated for bridge over Indus River at Qazi Ahmad Amri Nawabshah

    • Rs 3.5b allocated for Qila Saifullah Loralai Waigum N70

    • Rs 5b allocated for Gawadar-Turbat-Hoshab-Ratodero Road to provide connectivity to Gawadar with Ratodero/ Sukkur

    • Rs 3.3 b for Eastern bypass on River Ravi to reduce congestion of GT Road Ravi bridge

    • Rs 400m allocated for Kallarkot-D I Khan bridge on River Indus

    • Rs 767m for improving Human Development Indicators

    • Rs 1b allocated for construction of Athmuqam to Taobutt road incl tunnels in AJK

    • Rs 150m allocated for National Institute of Human Rights in Islamabad

    • Rs 800 million allocated for dualization of Gandhi Chowk to Sarai Narang N55

    • New university campuses to open in FATA, Zhob, Gawadar

    • Rs 2.2b allocated for approach road for New Islamabad International Airport expected to be opened in 2017.

    • Rs 19 b allocated for Multan-Sukkur section of Peshawar-Karachi Mway

    • Rs 1.3 b allocated for Basima Khuzdar Road Balochistan

    • Rs 21.5 b highest development budget for Higher Education Commission

    • Rs 500m allocated for new bridge between Sukkur-Rohri bridge

    • New initiative launched to set up a university campus in each district of Pakistan

    • Rs 400m for establishing Model Police Stations in ICT - a major Police reform initiative

    • Rs 2.9 b Technology Development Fund launched to promote academia-industry link

    • New state of the art international University of Central Asia & Pakistan (UCAP) to start from Sep, 17

    • Rs. 737m for Safe City Gawadar project To beef up security measures

    • Rs 1b allocated for Gawadar Development Authority

    • Rs 1b allocated Indus Highway Jamshoro-Sewan dualization

    • Rs 2b allocated for Jaglot-Skardu Road in GB

    • Rs 600 m for National Education Reform Initiatives

    • Rs 542m allocated for Basic Education Community Schools

    • Rs 400m allocated for Layyah Taunsa bridge

    • Rs 2.5b allocated for Sukkur-Hyderabad section of Pesh Kar Mway

    • Rs Rs 34 b allocated for Lahore-Multan section of Peshawar-Karachi motorway

    • Rs 500m allocated for balance work of Sukkur Bypass

    • Rs 4.6b allocated for Burhan-Havelian CPEC alignment

    • Rs 5.4 b Dualization of Indus Highway Kohat Gambila

    • Rs 3b for second link to new Islamabad International Airport Thalian Link

    • Rs 18.5b allocated for Havelian to Thakot KKH CPEC project

    • Rs 1.7 allocated for remaining land requisition of DI Khan and Burhan CPEC western alignment

    • Rs 4b for allocated for Hoshab-Nag-Sorab on CPEC western alignment

    • Rs 22b for DI Khan to Burhan CPEC western alignment as agreed in APC

    • Rs 200m for up gradation of Pakistan School of Fashion Design to improve exports in garment sector

    • Rs 1.2 b for Lyari Expeesway project Karachi

    • Rs 1b for Peshawar Northern bypass project

    • Rs 4.5b allocated for Lowari Tunnel project in Dir

    • Rs 1b allocated for Kar-Hyd Mway remaining land acquisition

    • Rs 300m allocated for construction of bridge over Ravi at Syedwala Nankana Sb

    • Rs 7b allocated for Faisalabad-Khanewal Expwy

    • Rs 900m for bridge over Indus linking N5 & N55 at Nishtar Ghat

    • Rs 5b for Green Line Mass Transit From Muncipal Park, Saddar to KESC Chowrangi, Surjani Karachi a gift of federal govt for people of Sind

    • Rs 300m allocated for EXPO Centre in Islamabad/Rwp for promotion of exports

    • Rs 300m allocated for EXPO Centre in Peshawar for growth of exports

    • Rs 200m for up gradation of ICT High Schools

    • Rs 200m for Smart Schools Project in ICT to introduce technology based learning

    • Rs 500m for new Fed Govt College of Home Economics & Mgmt Sciences for Girls in Isld

    • Rs 200m allocated for new centre of Neurosciences at PIMS, Islamabad

    • Rs 200 million allocated for Kasana Rain Harvesting Dam project for new Isld Airport where no water source had been planned in past

    • Rs 800 billion PSDP for 2016-17 higher from Rs 700 billion in 2015-16



  • @editor said in Budget 2016-17 Highlights:

    Rs 7.7b allocated for provinces to support Population Welfare Program

    So what is this ?



  • said in Budget 2016-17 Highlights:

    Rs 1.7 allocated for remaining land requisition of DI Khan and Burhan CPEC western alignment

    I didn't know that anything can be done with less than 2 Rupees!!



  • These are development programs - so far so good. What about the expenses allocation on Defense, Zarb e Azb, and other payables. What about accounts receivables in the shape of direct and indirect taxes, levies, excise duties etc. How much allocations to provinces so that they could chalk out their own budget for the next fiscal year and impose their own taxes. How much further increase in the common man cost of living. I missed the Budget speech as it was not aired on TV.





  • highlit of any budget anywhere in the world is the disclosure of how the spending is going to be financed? Will it be surplus, deficit or a balanced budget? It is not sufficient to give allocation of the expenditure only. Care to answer the question?