ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The income of the Ministry of Communications has increased by 51 percent and revenue of the ministry has risen to Rs 43 billion as per a report of performance and expenditures of the Ministry of Communications during the last eleven months issued by the federal government.
The Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has so far recovered Rs seven billion and deposited the amount to the national kitty.
The report said that billions of rupees were also recovered under the anti-encroachment campaign of the government; however, the recovery ratio during last regime was nil.
A new system containing facilities such as e-billing, e-tendering, and mobile app has been introduced in the Ministry to enhance transparency.
The report said that different projects of national highways will be completed from three to six months.
In previous government, the minister and parliamentary secretary received Rs 35, 91,000 and 48, 52,000 respectively in terms of TA & DA(s); however, the incumbent Communications Minister Murad Saeed did not spend a single penny of the national exchequer to cover the fuel or transport expenses and has not even claimed the TA&DA allowances.