ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Planning Commission (PC) here on Monday briefed a delegation of Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) comprising of Minister of State Dr Nadeem Ehsan and Syed Tyib Hussain MNA from Hyderabad about the ongoing development projects in Karachi and Hyderabad. In a meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman PC Dr Nadeem ul Haq held here, the progress of different projects including four mega projects Liyari Express Highway, Karachi Circular Railways, Hyderabad-Karachi Motorway and Northern Bypass was discussed. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Nadeem ul Haq said that due to financial constraints the government was unable to release funds for each and every project. Expressing concerns over maintenance of different completed projects Dr Nadeem said that the focus was only on developing number of new projects but once the project was completed no one bother to maintain the projects which resulted in wastage of national exchequer. We should focus on proper management and owing to financial constraints, alternative cheaper building models should be adopted, he added. Dr. Nadeem Ehsan said that politicians are answerable to the public and it is necessary to deliver services to them as per requirement. He said that Karachi city which contributes 75 per cent of total revenues should also be allocated for the development projects in return. Sughra Imam said on the occasion that one side of Liyari Expressway had been completed while the other side was due to be completed by 2013. She said that the compensation amount to be paid to the house owners on the way of the expressway was about Rs. 4 billion. But due to non availability of that fund, work on the said project was delayed. She suggested to focus on other option of re-alignment of other side of the road and to find out any other alternative to complete the project on time. The meeting was informed that for Karachi, there were 75 projects in total for the year 2011-12. Total cost of the projects was Rs. 178.4 billion out of which so far an amount of Rs. 22.8 billion has been spent and the allocation for these projects for the current fiscal year was Rs. 5.3 billion.