Centre takes over Rs50b K-P funds

Diverts 20% funds towards lawmakers’ schemes to bypass provincial govt


In a bid to deny its political arch rival, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), an opportunity to win voters using the centre’s money, the federal government has taken over control of the Rs50 billion budget meant for the merged districts of erstwhile FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).