ISLAMABAD- The Infrastructure Project Development Facility has sought ownership of 20 development projects of Rs 165 billion from the Planning Commission. The IPDF has proposed the government to transfer over 20 infrastructure development projects involving Rs 165 billion from Public Sector Development Programme to Public Private Partnership module. "We have sent a summary to the Prime Minister with a proposal to transfer to IPDF over 20 projects in various sectors as it would save a huge amount of Rs 165 billion of the PSDP, thus giving a relief to the government," said the head of IPDF, Ghulam Murtaza Satti, while chairing a meeting here. Planning Commission spokesman, Dr Asif Sheikh told TheNation that if the IPDF took over some of the projects it would be a very positive step.   These projects include construction of Information Technology Parks in Islamabad and Karachi, up gradation of PIMS Hospital, Islamabad, construction of Rawalpindi Bypass, development of Leh Nullah Express Way, Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway, Peshawar-Torkham Highway, JPMC Karachi Medical Tower. If these projects were transferred to IPDF, it would provide a major relief to the government by involving private sector's financing, said Murtaza Satti. He urged the government's economic managers to intensify cooperation and coordination with the IPDF as by executing these projects under the PPP framework would not only fetch private sector's investments but also improve the living standards through increased economic activities in the country in addition to benefits to the agriculture sector.