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Sitting on 8th March 2019

List of Business  |  Summary of Proceedings

List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 08TH MARCH, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 08th March, 2019 at 03.00 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Agriculture, Supply and Prices Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 200 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. GHAZALA SIAL, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Revenue & Relief, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the Government has developed Disaster Response System for war threats in Karachi?

 

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 199 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. HEER SOHO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Environment, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that national / multinational companies are using plastic bottles for packaging of different drinks/mineral water, despite of having potential to cause several diseases. What steps are taken by the Government to ban plastic bottles?

 

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 156 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. KULSOOM AKHTAR CHANDIO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Energy, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Sui Southern Gas (SSG) is overbilling the consumers in the Province?

 

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 198 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. KANWAR NAVEED JAMEEL, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it fact that Trauma Centre’s machinery has been shifted to another Government of Sindh Hospital, which was established during District Government period in Hyderabad, and now it has been converted into Skin Diseases Hospital?

 

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 197 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that condition of roads and parks of District South Karachi especially Lyari Town is very poor, what steps taken by Department to improve it?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.



VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 03 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. NAND KUMAR GOKLANI, MPA REGARDING SINDH GOVERNMENT IS FAILED TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN OF THE PROVINCE.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                               G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

07TH MARCH, 2019.                                                             SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

AGRICULTURE, SUPPLY & PRICES DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY THE 08TH MARCH, 2019

 

15.       *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 The notified rate of Sugarcane procurement during 2017-18 Season?

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

Government of Sindh vide Notification No.8(142)SO(Ext)2017-18 dated 05.12.2017, fixed rate of Rs.182/-per 40 kg. However, being aggrieved with rates of Sugarcane, Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (Sindh Zone) (Mill administration) challenged sugarcane rates fixed by Government of Sindh in the Honourable High Court of Sindh; Honourable High Court passed interim Order and fixed the rate of Sugarcane at Rs.160/-per 40 kg. In the meantime, Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan took Suo Moto action on Sugarcane price in the country and directed to pay Rs.160/-per 40 kg- to Sugarcane Growers till the decision of Suo Moto Case for remaining 22 rupees per 40 kg.

134.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that the department has hundreds of bulldozers but only 25 are operational;

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

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

The figure 25 for the operational Bulldozers is not correct. The actual position of the available operational Bulldozers with the department in 120 Nos.

 

135.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that the subsidy on tractors was same in 2010-11 and 2017-18 despite imposition of withholding and sales tax;

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

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department provide a fixed subsidy / financial assistance to farmers on purchase of tractor amounting to Rs. 0.2 million for a tractor costing less than Rs. 0.8 million and 0.3 million for a tractor costing more than 0.8 million. There is no effect of imposition of withholding and sales tax.

 527.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that pesticide and fertilizer quality control testing labs Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Rohir and Larkana are closed;

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

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

Pesticide and fertilizer quality control and testing Laboratories Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Rohri and Larkana are properly functioning.

Laboratory wise Pesticide and fertilizer samples analyzed in the year 2017-18 are as under:-

S.No.

Name of Laboratory

Pesticide

Fertilizer

Total Samples

Fit

Unfit

Total Samples

Fit

Unfit

1.

Mirpurkhas

330

321

09

1119

1069

54

2.

Hyderabad

1564

1506

55

Fertilizer Laboratory Not notified

3.

Rohri

520

503

25

Fertilizer Laboratory Not notified

4.

Larkana

Pesticide Laboratory Not notified

578

422

52

 949.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

 (a) Quantity of cane crushed by the Sugar Mills during 2017-18 along with the quantity of sugar produced?

 (b) Quantity of sugar exported during the same time;

 (c) Details of district-wise sugarcane production for the year 2017-18?

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

The Sugar Mills of Sindh Province have crushed 2,16,25,828.030 M.ton  sugarcane and have produced 22,81,452.950 M.ton sugar in the crushing season 2017-18.

Not reported by Sugar Mils

As per final estimate of Sugarcane crop 2,06,11,878 M.Ton sugarcane has been produced in Sindh Province for the year 2017-18. (District wise list is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House).

950.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

Number of registered pesticide companies working in the Province during 2013 to date along with procedure of their registration?

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

There are one hundred twenty (120) Numbers of registered Pesticide companies working in the Province. The companies are registered under Rule 9(5) Agriculture Pesticide Ordinance 1971 amended up to 1997, Rule 1973 amended up to date. (At “A” Placed on the Table of the House).

           The procedure for Registration and Renewal of Pesticide Distributors if given as under:-

The Firm/Company shall submit an application along with fee (in duplicate) to the Secretary, Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department, Government of Sindh as per documents of checklist (At “B” Placed on the Table of the House).). The Administrative Department send one copy of the same documents to the Director General Agriculture Extension Sindh, Hyderabad, for verification of infrastructure of Distributor, through sub-committee constituted vide Notification No.1(57)SO(PP)2011, M.F, Karachi, dated 17th August 2016 (At “C” Placed on the Table of the House).under the convener-ship of the Director Plant Protection Sindh. The Sub-committee forwards the verification report to the Administrative Department. After that Provincial Registration Committee as notified vide Notification No.1(57)SO(PP)2011, M.F, Karachi, dated 17th August 2016 (At “D” Placed on the Table of the House).under the chairmanship of the Additional Secretary (Tech:), Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department, Govt. of Sindh hold a meeting and review the cases of the Distributors for new registration, renewal on the basis of recommendations of the Sub-committee. Accordingly, the Administrative Department issues Certificate of Distribution in the province of Sindh for the period of three (03) years.

959.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices be pleased to state:-

 

(a)     Details of the progressive growers of mango fruits in Sindh?

(b)   Whether there is any reward given to these progressive growers?

  (c)   If the answer to (b) above is in negative, any plan for the same in future?

ANSWER

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu, Minister for Agriculture, Supply & Prices:

District wise list of progressive growers of mango fruit in Sindh is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

There is no any provision of reward to progressive mango growers, however, on the occasion of National Mango and Summer Fruits Festival, Mirpurkhas the Management Committee (Progressive Growers, District Administration, Mirpurkhas and Agriculture Department) give award to winner participating mango grower.

As usual, in above mentioned festival.

 

KARACHI:                                                               G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 07TH MARCH, 2019                                  SECRETARY

                                                                       PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH