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Sitting on 2nd May 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, THE 02ND MAY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Thursday, the 02nd May, 2019 at 10.00 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Energy Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 267 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. HEER SOHO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the prices of medicines are increasing day by day; if so, what steps are taken by Government to lower the prices of same?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 268 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. BILAL AHMED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that it is a fact that in the residential area of Karachi Administration Society falling under my Constituency No. PS-103, Sindh Building Control Authority has failed to prevent illegal construction and by laws of SBCA are being violated?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 269 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARSLAN TAJ HUSSAIN, MPA: Will the Honourable Chief Minister, Sindh may please to give answer/statement regarding leak/ disclosure of exam papers before exam date during recent Inter Board Exams? This incident was reported to happen multiple times during current examinations. The culture of using unfair-means in examinations is rampant in the Province. How shall this practice can be explained by the concerned authorities?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 270 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. TANZILA UMI HABIBA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Government has planned Sindh Education Road Map/ Sector Plan to facilitate those who were not able to continue their education; If so, what steps are taken by the Government in this regard?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 271 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD ASLAM ABRO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that Municipal Committee Jacobabad are not working properly they knowingly are not cleaning the area and getting revenge from the people of Jacobabad, people are in trouble and facing lot of diseases due to cleanliness in their mohallas?

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 16 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. KHAWAJA IZHAR-UL-HASSAN, MPA REGARDING ON RECOMMENDATION OF SINDH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 34 ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS ARE APPOINTED WHO BELONGS TO RURAL AREAS BUT HAVE GOTTEN DOMICILES FROM URBAN AREAS.

 

VII.    INTRODUCTION OF THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT BILLS: 

1.    BILL NO.07 OF 2019-THE SINDH PUBLIC FINANCE ADMINISTRATION BILL, 2019.

2.    BILL NO.08 OF 2019-THE ABDUL MAJEED BHURGRI INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE ENGINEERING BILL, 2019.

3.    BILL NO.11 OF 2019-THE AROR UNIVERSITY OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND HERITAGES, SUKKUR, BILL, 2019.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

01ST MAY, 2019                                                             SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ENERGY DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

THURSDAY, THE 02ND MAY, 2019

 

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

 

(a)         Is it a fact that JV with Engro in block 2 has cost the government 10 billion rupees

            until 2018;

(b)               If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of actual/budgeted expenditure?

 ANSWER

             MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 Government of Sindh (GoS) equity commitment in joint venture with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), accumulates to US$ 110.4 million for Phase-I of the project. Total equity contribution as well as Stand-by-Letters of Credit (SBLCs) issued by GoS through Sindh Coal Development Fund totals to PKR 11.561 billion for Phase-I of the project.

Regarding details, it is stated that company achieved its Financial Close for Phase-I of the Project for production of 3.8 mtpa (million tons per annum) coal on April 04, 2016 with an approved Project Cost of USD 845 million which was later revised down to approximately USD 734 million. Phase-I of the Project is being financed through debt/equity ratio of 75:25. The cost of the Phase-II Expansion Project is approximately USD 216 million (through equity of USD 67 million and debt of USD 149 million).

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

 (a)   Is it a fact that 3 billion has been spent to build a 50 cusecs drainage channel in Tharparker ;

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

ANSWER

           MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

No.  An amount of Rs.6.5 billion have been spent upto June, 2018 on construction of  50 Cusecs  Drainage & Waste Water as well as Effluent Channel  from mining area of Tharparkar. 

Thar Coal Block-II require strong effluent disposal system, for drainage channel of 50 cusecs of sub surface mine water was built, placing 37 kilometers pipeline of 48 dia inch with 7 kilometers stone pitching because there are three aquifer zones at varying depths, from zero point of mine to Dukkar Cho via Gorano.

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

 

(a)    Is it a fact that the several wind powered projects have been setup in the Province;

(b)    If answer to (a) above is affirmative, royalty / income received from the operators todate?

 

ANSWER

      MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 

Yes, 24 wind power plants are established at Thatta – Jhimpir wind corridor from 1236 MW electricity is produced. Details are at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

 

As regards the income received from the operators, it is informed that electricity generated through different resources is synchronized in the national grid and the Electricity Duty is paid under Section-13 of Finance Act-1964 by WAPDQA & HESCO on combined consumed units. The Electricity Duty particularly on account of wind power generation cannot be segregated.

 

1119.   *Ms. Rana Ansar: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 

Date of establishment of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company along with grade-wise number of employees working there?

 ANSWER

    MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 

The Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) was established in the year 2009 with the prime objective of making effective use of ample coal reserves in Thar to meet Pakistan's power generation needs, spur economic development and bring energy security to the country.

The number of employees working in SECMC is given as under:

Sr.No.

Title of the position

Nos.

Grades

01.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  01

32 +

02.

Executives

  03

30-31

03.

General Managers

  03

28-29

04.

Managers

  22

25-27

05.

Assistant Managers

  48

21-24

06.

Officers

  26

16-20

 

Total

103

 

 

 

 

 

 There are grades with SECMC but the term "salary band" (group) is used which is in other words said salary pay scales also.

1120.   *Ms. Rana Ansar: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 Total depth of first Mining of Sindh Engro Coal Mining and when Electricity will be generated from the same?

ANSWER

      MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 The total depth of first mine is about 160 meters (m). Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company has completed construction of 3.8 mtpa (million tons per annum) mine in Thar Block II under the Phase I. The coal from this mine will be supplied to Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) which has set up its 2 x 330MW mine mouth power plant.

Electricity from the first 330 MW unit of EPTL was successfully synchronized in the national grid on March 18th, 2019 whereas inauguration of second 330 MW power plant was made on 10th April, 2019. The commercial production will be started from June, 2019.

1124.   *Ms. Rana Ansar: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that China has made investment in Thar Coal Mining, harvest and power projects;

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

 ANSWER

      MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) is GoS's majority owned company which is involved in the mining project at Thar Block II. In this joint venture, China Machinery Engineering Corporation own a 4% stake (USD 8.1 million). In addition to above, Houlinhe Open Pit Coal (HK) Investment Co. Limited has injected in SECMC committed investment of USD 10 million.  Besides the equity injection, a Consortium of Chinese lenders is lending USD 200 million to the mining project.

 

1282.   *Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jamil: Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state:-

Number of people employed in the coal mines as on 2013 to 14?

ANSWER

    MR. IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH, MINISTER FOR ENERGY:

 

The number of coal mine workers engaged on coal mining as on 2013 (January to December) was 6274 while the position in the year 2014 (January to December) was 6785 and all were labourers.

These workers are hired by the respective Coal Mine Contractors on daily wage/ contractual basis.

 

KARACHI:                                                        G.M. UMAR FAROOQ

DATED 30th April, 2019                                                SECRETARY

                                                                       PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH