Fiscal Year 2011-12 to Fiscal Year 2014-15: CGPA Launches KP ADP Study

The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) on Friday launched a study on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Annual Development Programme (ADP) for last two fiscal years. 

The launching ceremony was attended by Right to Information Commissioner Professor Kaleemullah, MPA Meraj Humayun, MPA Sardar Hussain Babak, MPA Fazl-e-Elahi, Director Finance Saif Usmani, Chief Planning Officer to Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department M Idrees Azam, District Education Officers' and others.

According to a press release issued by CGPA here, stated that it has launched the Annual Development Programme (ADP) Analysis Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province FY 2011-12 to FY 2014-15. Ms Shabana of Institute of Management Sciences while expressing her views said that block allocation in the budget is unconstitutional. Professor Kaleemullah said that all the government departments in KP are duty bound to disclosure information proactively under KP RTI Law. He said under KP RTI Law, all public bodies have to proactively disclose updated information on their website and the spirit of KP TRI Law is to provide information before it is asked. Secrecy has created trust deficit between governors and governed, he added.

CGPA Executive Director Anwar Jamal said that government should do pre and post budget consultation and share the details with the community how did the government planned and how did it was spend. Government should release the data on the execution of each year budget against the output and impact close of year. Program Manager Malik Masood presented the ADP study analysis and told the participants that only 12% of foreign funds utilized of allocated amount in KP from 2011-12 to 2013-14. He said that according to ADP Study 4.3 million children are in school in KP. CGPA arranged a pre-budget consultation workshop to discuss the provincial development needs as described in the government policy documents and to incorporate the prioritized needs in the upcoming budget.