ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has allocated Rs 550.597 for ongoing and new schemes of National Heritage and Literary Heritage Division for the fiscal year 2018-2019 in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
The budgetary allocation included Rs 396.339 million for six new schemes including Rs 30 million for Construction of Building for Regional office of letters, Dadu followed by Rs 30 million for construction of Regional office of Pakistan
Academy of Letters, FATA, Rs 30 million construction of Regional office of Pakistan Academy of Letters, Gilgit, Rs 30 million construction for Regional office of Pakistan Academy of Letters Muzaffarabad, Rs 250 million for Faiz Ahmed Faiz Cultural and Arts Complex, Kala Qadir and Rs 26.339 of Upgradation of Braille Complex Karachi (National Book Foundation Islamabad).
While Rs. 154.258 million have been earmarked for six on-going schemes with Rs 37.960 million for Construction of Office Building, Conference Hall, Guest House, Committee Room-Library Pakistan Academy of Letters Provincial Office Peshawar, followed by Rs 38.960 million for Construction of Regional Office of Pakistan Academy of Letters, Quetta, Rs 26 million for Digitalization of Rare Books and Manuscript Collection, Rs 22.338 million for Installation and Operation Municipals waste water Treatment Plant at Peripheral Area of Mazar-e-Quaid, Karachi, Rs 10 million for Preservation, Restoration and Presentation of Rawat Fort, Rs 19 million for Upgradation of National Library of Pakistan ,Islamabad.
All the projects have been funded by the indigenous resources of the government and not a single penny has been taken as foreign grant, revealed the budgetary document.