During the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting, chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, five development projects were given approval, totalling Rs13 billion, according to a press release.

The meeting focused on projects within the information technology, health, and physical planning and housing sectors.

Under the Ministry of Information, two projects were presented. The first, “Upgradation of Transmission Network & Replacement of Optical Fibre Cable, AJK & Gilgit Baltistan (revised),” with a budget of Rs2 billion, received approval from the CDWP.

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The second project, “Prime Minister’s Initiatives Support for IT Startups, Specialised IT Trainings, and Venture Capital (revised),” with a budget of Rs5 billion, was also granted approval.

Furthermore, two projects from the Ministry of Law and Justice were considered and approved. The first involves the “Construction of Litigants Facilitation Centre for Litigants and Lawyers in Sector G-10/1, Islamabad,” with a budget of Rs1.86 billion. The executing agency and financing source for this project is the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

The second project presented was the “Establishment of 93-No District Courts in Mauve Area G-11/4, Islamabad (revised),” with a budget of Rs2.23 billion.

A project focused on skill development internships, the “Ba-ikhtiyar Naujawan Internship Program Balochistan,” worth Rs1.85 billion, was also approved by the CDWP. Notably, this project is fully funded through a World Bank loan.