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Sitting on 22nd February 2019

List of Business  |  Summary of Proceedings

List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 22ND FEBRUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 22nd February, 2019 at 02.00 p.m.

 

I.        (A)     RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Department)

 

III.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

IV.     PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

V.       ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 17 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYEDA MARVI FASEEH, MPA REGARDING EFFLUENT FROM PUNJAB FACTORIES TURNS LAND IN GHOTKI AND SUKKUR BARREN.

 

VI.     ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILL:

Mr. Speaker announces that the Honourable Governor of Sindhhas given assent to the following Bill:-

 

The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute of Trauma at Karachi Bill, 2018.

 

VII.    ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

21st FEBRUARY, 2019.                                                    SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings


Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Friday, the 22nd February, 2019 has unanimously passed the following Resolution moved by Mr. Ghanwer Ali Khan Isran, MPA:

“This House categorically rejects targeted victimization under the guise of accountability; rejects the selective and discriminatory accountability; vociferously renounces the way & manner of the arrest of Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Khan Durrani without any offence being proved against him; and unequivocally condemns the reprehensible manner in which the search of his home was conducted by NAB officials, which went on for hours at a time when only his wife, daughters and daughter-in-law were at home.

 

          This House also resolves and recommends to the Government and the Chief Minister to approach the Federal Government to request an inquiry by Chairman NAB into the reprehensible behavior of NAB officials, who raided Speaker Sindh Assembly’s House.”.


Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Friday, the 22nd February, 2019 has unanimously passed the following Resolution moved by Mr. Hasnain Ali Mirza, MPA, Mr. Arslan Taj Hussain, MPA and Mr. Muhammad Hussain Khan, MPA:

RESULOTION MOVED BY MR. HASNAIN ALI MIRZA, MPA

This House resolves to condemn the recent unsubstantiated allegation leveled by India against Pakistan. It is clear that this war mongering and hype is being created merely to influence the upcoming elections in India.

We stand as One Nation under One Flag to protect the dignity and integrity of our beloved Pakistan.”.

 

RESULOTION MOVED BY MR. ARSLAN TAJ HUSSAIN, MPA

This House strongly condemns the recent wave of repression and the continued atrocities including use of chemical weapons and pellet guns by more than 700,000 occupying Indian forces who have blinded and disabled hundreds of innocent Kashmiri men, women and children. This brutal use of force can never suppress the legitimate struggle of the people of Kashmir for their rights to self-determination as per the UN Resolution. This House and the people of Sindh stands in solidarity with brave people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

 

The August House also call upon International Community to end its indifferent attitude and deliberate negligence of the systematic repression of Kashmiri people by the Indian forces in the occupied valley.”.

 

RESULOTION MOVED BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA

This House resolves to condemn the allegation, leveled by India against Pakistan in connection with recent incident in Kashmir. We also condemn the atrocities being committed by Indian forces in Kashmir.

And we stand united as a Nation to keep the prestige and dignity of Pakistan and resolve to defend the mother nation with all means at our disposal.”.


 PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

EXCISE, TAXATION & NARCOTICS DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY, THE 22ND FEBRUARY, 2019

 

*65.       Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:        Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

(a)  Is it a fact that the Excise Police conduct spot-checking and maintain checkpoints on Federal Highways and the M-9 Motorway in Sindh;

(b) If answer to (a) above is affirmative, are they required to get approval of the  Federal Government?

                                                                          ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

Yes, Excise Police does conduct spot-checking and maintain check points on Federal Highways and the M-9 motorway. However, such check points are declared by the Home Department, Government of Sindh under clause (s) of sub section (I) of Section 4 of the code of Criminal Procedure Act, 1898. As such no bar is placed in the said provision of law for seeking approval/permission of the Federal Government.

*105.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:        Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

(a)               Is it a fact that Cantonment areas are not subject to Sindh Government taxes;

(b)               If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

Yes, cantonment areas are not subject to Sindh Government taxes i.e Property Tax and Entertainment Duty levied and collected by Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department.

The reason thereof is the restriction imposed through Presidential Order-13 of 1979 (published on 22nd August 1979) to levy and collect the Property Tax, Entertainment Duty from the Cantonment areas, which is now being collected by the respective Cantonment Boards.

*125.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:        Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that Commercial License Plates are colored black and such vehicles have to operate with a route permit only;

(b) If answer (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof?

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

Yes, all the vehicles registered being Commercial are allotted black Registration Number Plates, after the examination of vehicle(s) regarding its Fitness U/S 39 of the Motor Vehicle Ordinance, 1965 from Motor Vehicle Examiner and issuance of NOC for permit U/S 44 of Motor Vehicle Ordinance, 1965, by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of Transport Department, Government of Sindh. The total number of such Vehicles till to date comes to is 580,244.

*457.     Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

The number of special license plates for vehicles in Sindh, along with the total number of registered vehicles in Sindh?

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

In this regard, it is submitted that there is no special license is being issued for vehicles in Sindh. However, total number of registered vehicles category-wise, registered in Sindh are as under: -

S#

Category

No. of Vehicles

1

Private

1,440,047

2

Commercial

582,766

3

Government

25,136

4

Exempted

2,763

5

Motorcycles

4,351,941

 

TOTAL

6,402,653

 

 

 

 

 

 



 *458.     Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

What is the criteria for issuance of the special license plates for vehicles in Sindh?

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

In this regard, it is submitted that there is no provision for issuance of special license plates for Vehicles in Sindh.

*1061.   Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics be pleased to state:-

 

Target fixed under the head of motor vehicle tax during 2018-19 alongwith target fixed and collect under the same during 2017-18?

            ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation& Narcotics:

 

In this regard, it is submitted that the target fixed under the Motor Vehicle Tax during 2018-19 and target fixed and collected during 2017-18 is appended below:

TARGET FIXED FOR THE YEAR 2018-19     (IN MILLION)

COLLECTION FOR F.Y. 2018-19 UPTO NOV-2018 (IN MILLION)

TARGET FIXED THE YEAR 2017-18 (IN MILLION)

COLLECTION FOR F.Y. 2017-18 (IN MILLION)

1

2

3

4

7713.250

3059.849

6702.543

7021.115

 

 








KARACHI:                                                                               G.M UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 21ST FEBRUARY, 2019                                                                        SECRETARY                                                                                                       PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH