Secretary Message Syed Zafar Ali Shah
Planning & Development Department has the mandate for providing policy input for the Provincial and Sectoral Development Policies. It appraises all development projects and adds value to the project proposals of all the departments. Formation of Provincial Annual Development Program is one of the key functions of P&D Department. Interaction with international partners is another eminent feature of P&D activities. Monitoring and evaluation of projects, interaction with Federal Level institutions and long term planning are all areas which the Department undertakes as part of its duties. Preparation of provincial statistics and planning for districts are also P&D mandate. The wide ranging reform initiatives of the present government are also overseen by the department. Over the years, the department has satisfactorily contributed in all these functions in line with its role.
Planning & Development department has continued undertaking strategic level planning over the last two years, including the development of Integrated Development Strategy (IDS), Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) and now a Provincial Growth Strategy. We continue to build on these strategies for the uplift of the province.
The establishment of the website is an effort to communicate with the people of the province and to provide information on development matters for all those interested in development. We value the relationship with our development partners. A reflection of our joint efforts will also be portrayed on this platform. It is an endeavor for transparency and outreach, on behalf of the department. We believe that the website will display our activities to the world.