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PHC directs KP govt to form fund-allocation rules

Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to devise budget allocation rules for uplift schemes, a news source reported. As per officials, the high court has halted the release of any funds for development projects until the task is completed.

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Justice Abdul Shakoor and Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad stated that regulations for allocation of uplift schemes, umbrella schemes and other similar projects needed to formulated on an urgent basis; so as to protect the rights of all individuals involved in the process. This will help make the process more transparent, as well as facilitate equal distribution of funds.

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The decision was issued as a detailed judgment on a jointly filed petition by more than 30 opposition MPAs of the KP Assembly. The coalition includes opposition figures Enayatullah Khan, Akram Khan Durrani and Jamshed Mohmand, among others.