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Sitting on 7th March 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, THE 07TH MARCH, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Thursday, the 07th March, 2019 at 02.00 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Cooperative Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 186 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RABIA KHATOON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Social Welfare, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that beggars in Karachi have made strong network in the City; if so, what steps are taken by the Government to control the same?

 

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 191 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARSLAN TAJ HUSSAIN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Katchi Abadies, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that which authority has responsibility to regulate the construction in Katchi Abadies as SBCA official refused to take action in various Kachi Abadies in the areas of PS-102?

 

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 170 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR NADEEM AHMED SIDDIQUI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Industries, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the Project of SITE Phase-II (Two) Hyderabad still not give to possession to the allottes, what steps have been taken to resolve the issue? 

 

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 62 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SADAQAT HUSSAIN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the acute shortage of drinking water in my Constituency PS-117, Orangi Town, Karachi, What steps are taken by the Government in this regard?

 

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 195 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ADEEL AHMED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the entrance to Drigh Road, Natha Khan Goth and Shah Faisal Colony near Natha Khan bridge on Shahrah-e-Faisal has been blocked resulting in serious difficulties for thousand of residents of these areas. What steps being taken by the Government to resolve this public importance issue?

 

6.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 196 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. ADEEBA HASSAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that whether is it a fact that law and order situation in Karachi District South is very bad now a days, street crimes and targeting to high profile places as well as personalities are happening if so reason there of alongwith step comprehensive steps taken to control to law and order situation in Karachi?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 11 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA REGARDING LEADER OF OPPOSITION, PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH PASSED REMARKS IN THE HOUSE IN ITS SITTING HELD ON 4TH MARCH, 2019 THAT TWO MEMBERS SITTING ON OPPOSITION BENCHES ARE THE LAP CHILDS OF PPP, THEY SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE TREASURY BENCHES.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 02 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. BILAL AHMED, MPA REGARDING GOVERNMENT OF SINDH HAS FAILED TO AWARD PFC FOR THE LAST ELEVEN YEARS.

 

VII.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILL:

Mr. Speaker announces that the following Bill deemed to have been assented by the Governor, as contemplated in Clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution:-


The Sindh Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Bill, 2018.


 

VIII.  EXTENSION OF DATE OF PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO.06 OF 2019-THE SINDH PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES BILL, 2019.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                            G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

06TH MARCH, 2019.                                                           SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

COOPERATIVE DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

THURSDAY THE 07TH MARCH, 2019

 

27.       *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Cooperative be pleased to state:-

 The number of Co-operative Banks currently licensed to operate in Sindh?

ANSWER

Mr. Abdul Bari Pitafi, Minister for Cooperative:

The Sindh Provincial Cooperative Bank was established in the year 1934 having its branches at district level and central office at Karachi. The Bank advanced loans to the farmers and other needy persons through agricultural Cooperative Societies in order to stream line their financial position by mortgaging agricultural pass books in favour of Bank. The Bank could not survive and finally it was put into liquidation in the year 2012 on account of Bankruptcy and its liquidator was appointed to run the affairs of the Bank. At present No any Cooperative Bank branch exists in Sindh therefore currently no any bank has been allowed/licensed to operate in Sindh.

200.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Cooperative be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it fact that a project of construction of Sindh Government Co-operative College at Hyderabad with cost of Rs.118.421 million was to be completed by June 2018;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, why the same has not been completed?

ANSWER

Mr. Abdul Bari Pitafi, Minister for Cooperative:

(a) The project for construction of Sindh Government Cooperative College at Hyderabad was approved on 23-01-2012 as per office record with total cost of Rs: 118.42 Millions but administratively sanction was accorded for Rs: 107.6 Millions for capital side whereas 10.728 Millions reserved for revenue cost.

(b) After going thoroughly into the contents of revised PC-I of the construction of Sindh Government Cooperative College, the project was to be completed in 2016-17, but same could not be materialized due to non release of funds in per planned period, therefore, cost of other components also increased.

In January 2007 to till date, there was abnormal increase in costs materials, therefore, Government of Sindh approved the price escalation in materials which are to be paid to the contractor. Such escalation was not added in the original rough cost estimate.

The rates of Revenue component are based on the prevailing market rates of year 2011 and still the revenue funds have not been released, therefore, the revenue component is re-designed on the basis of present prevailing market rates i.e. 17% G.S.T as per policy of FBR. Due to increase in plinth from 2’-0’’ to 4’-0’’ the cost of foundation is also increased which causes excess in cost of PC-I.

 When revised PC-I (Capital side 157.919 Millions+Revenue side 18.219 Millions) submitted from the Cooperative Department, then Planning and Development Department raised six objections (copy is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House). Same letter of Planning & Development Department, dated 08-05-2018 was forwarded to XEN Provincial Building Division, Hyderabad vide this office letter of even No. dated 08-05-2018 followed by four reminders but all in vain. In addition to this DO letter was also sent to Secretary Works & Services Department to resolve the issue, response is still awaited (copy is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House)

 1001.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Cooperative be pleased to state:-

 Functions of Sindh Cooperative Housing Authority alongwith development work carried-out under same from 2013 to date?

ANSWER

Mr. Abdul Bari Pitafi, Minister for Cooperative:

The Sindh Cooperative Housing Authority was established in the year 1982 through ordinance. A Board based on eight (08) members i.e four officials and four non-officials to control/run the affairs of Authority.

The Secretary, Cooperative Department, Govt. of Sindh is Chairman of the Authority and the Managing Director, Sindh Cooperative Housing Authority is the Secretary of the Authority.

The Authority was established to control, regulate and supervise the activities of Cooperative Housing Societies which will be taken over by the Government/Authority under the said ordinance to protect the interest of the Societies.

The Authority appoints the Administrators / In-charge of the committee to manage the day to day affairs of Superseded Societies and update the record of the Societies and also point out the irregularities / illegalities committed by ex-management.

 At present fourteen (14) Cooperative Housing Societies are superseded, out of which eleven (11) are processing the election and three (03) Administrators still working on stay granted by Honourable High Court of Sindh.

1035.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Cooperative be pleased to state:-

 Number of Co-operative housing societies for MPAs established during last five years in the province along with money incurred and names of allottees?

ANSWER

Mr. Abdul Bari Pitafi, Minister for Cooperative:

No any Cooperative Housing Societies were established for MPAs during the last five years as reported by the concerned ARCS of Sindh.

 

Karachi:                                             G.M. Umar Farooq

Dated the 06th March, 2019                       Secretary

                                                                 Provincial Assembly of Sindh