Pakistan spending Rs.1.2 trillion on welfare projects

January 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Cash-starved Pakistan is spending a staggering Rs.1.2 trillion on public welfare projects, a minister said.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said that a number of public welfare schemes were being carried out across the country at a cost of Rs.1.2 trillion.

Development programmes, she added, had brought radical changes in the country, reported Associated Press of Pakistan from Sialkot.

Firdous added that despite financial constraints, the government was spending huge sums of money on projects aimed at continuing the development process in the country.

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