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Sitting on 17th May 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 17TH MAY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 17th May, 2019 at 02.30 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Mines & Mineral Development Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 286 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. GHAZALA SIAL, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Transport & Mass Transit, Sindh may please to give answer/statement what steps have been taken to reduce exorbitant Toll Tax charged from passengers who travel from Karachi to Thatta?

 

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 284 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD SHABBIR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that in my Constituency PS-114, the Water Board has disconnected illegal water connections and also lodged F.I.R. against Water Mafia; What steps are taken by Government to arrest the culprits of Water Mafia?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 283 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD RIAZ HAIDER, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that even after the Apex Court  Orders that the illegal construction done in the past eras be demolished, the illegal construction in Karachi District Central is going on; if so, steps taken by the Government to stop illegal construction and save peoples cost in the same?

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 282 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the acute shortage of water specially in Shah Faisal Colony PS-92 and all over District Korangi; what action have been taken by Government?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 285 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Industries, Sindh be pleased to answer or provide a statement on the fact that out 4 billion rupees allocated for the revival of Sink Industrial Units in Sindh, 3.72 billion have been embezzled/stolen. If so, would the Minister explain why and how this will improve the revival of Sick Industrial Units and improve employment of poor people in the Province?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 15 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA REGARDING THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH IN ITS SITTING HELD ON THURSDAY, THE 24TH JANUARY, 2019 PASSED A RESOLUTION MOVED BY THE MOVER BUT YET NEITHER THE RESOLUTION IS IMPLEMENTED NOR THE ASSEMBLY IS APPRISED OF THE ACTION TAKEN ON THE RESOLUTION BY THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED AS REQUIRED UNDER RULE 133(2) OF RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 18 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SIDRA IMRAN, MPA REGARDING FAILURE OF FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEM IN SINDH, WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO THE LOSS OF LIFE AND ASSETS OF PEOPLE OF THE PROVINCE.

 

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

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

16TH MAY, 2019                                                             SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

MINES & MINERAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY THE 17TH MAY, 2019

 

160.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral Development be pleased to state:-

 

Reserved bid accepted for the rights to collect District-Wise royalty on certain minerals in the Province during 2018-19?

ANSWER

Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani,Minister for Mines & Mineral Development:

The auction for collection of royalty rights in the Districts Karachi (Excluding District Malir),Dadu/Jamshoro,Khairpur, Sukkur,Kambar at Shahdadkot and Thatta were advertised and the same were published in leading news papers Daily Dawn (English),Jung, Express(Urdu)and Kawish (Sindhi) on 14-8-2018 & 15-8-2018,on approved reserved prices by price fixation Committee and held on the following dates but except District Kamber Shahdad kot, no any bid was received against the reserved price. The parties/bidders contended that the Reserve price is high and submitted joint applications with the request that the reserved price for auctions for the current year 2018-19 should be fixed same as the reserved price of 2017-18.The details of the same are as under:

RESERVED BID AND ACTUAL BIDS ACCEPTED FOR RIGHTS TO COLLECT DISTRICT-WISE ROYALTY ON CERTAIN MINERALS IN THE PROVINCE DURING 2018-19.

Sr.

No.

DISTRICTS

NAME OF MINERAL

RESERVED BID/PRICE  YEAR 2018-19

ACTUAL BID

ACCEPTED

01.

Karachi (Excluding District Malir)

Surface Minerals,

Marble &silica sand

Rs.5,28,00,000/-

No any application was     received

02.

Dadu/Jamshoro

Surface Minerals,

Marble &silica sand

Rs.9,37,20,000/-

The bidders did not offer any bid against the reserved price

03.

Thatta

Surface Minerals

Rs.7,44,12,000/-

The bidders did not offer any bid against the reserved price

04.

Khairpur

Surface Minerals

Rs.4,36,80,000/-

The bidders did not offer any bid against the reserved price

05.

Sukkur

Surface Minerals

Rs.6,81,00,000/-

The bidders did not offer any bid against the reserved price

06.

Kamber at Shahdadkot

Surface Minerals

Rs.12,24,806/-

The highest bid amount accepted against the reserved price Rs.12,35,000/-

Moreover, the Directorate General Mines and Mineral Development has invited bids for Districts at Sr.No. 1 to 5 above for third time during the current year which are going to be open on 27 and 28 September.


1194.   *Mr. Surendar Valasai:         Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral Development be pleased to state:-

Number of salt Mines in Thar and names of allottees including leased area as well as number, name and details of Salt Mines not leased or expired leases?

ANSWER

Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani,Minister for Mines & Mineral Development:

·         It is to state that Mines and Mineral Development Department Government of Sindh have Granted, 81 Nos Mining Concessions for lake salt in Thar.

·         Details are at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

·         The expired Leases, are 33 Nos in Thar

·         Details are at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.


1319.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:      Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral Development be pleased to state:-

(a) Is it a fact that stone crushing is being done at Rohri bypass;

(b) If answer to(a) above is affirmative, whether the same is allowed by competent authority?

ANSWER

Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani,Minister for Mines & Mineral Development:

(a)    It is a fact that there were eight (8) crushing plants installed at Rohri By pass.

·         Two (2) crushing plants are in working condition out of eight.

·         Four (04) crushing plants are in working condition.

·         Two (02) crushing plants have been removed.

·         Details are at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

(b)   As regard, the matter concern with the crushing plants, it is to inform that crushing of stone is a mineral dressing process and this Department not competent to accord the permission for the crushing purpose/plant.

Further, Mines and Mineral Development Department Government of Sindh grants only mining rights in shape of mining concessions without ownership title of land under Sindh Mining Concession Rules-2002.


3034.   *Mr. Munawar Ali Wasan:    Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral Development be pleased to state:-

(a) Is it a fact that Cement Industries established in the Province from 2017 till to date;

(b)If answer to (a) above be in the affirmative, the detail thereof including production made and yearly revenue earned from them?

ANSWER

Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani,Minister for Mines & Mineral Development:


It is submitted that there are total eight (8) Cement Factories exit in Sindh Province from which five (5) are operational.

The details of the same are as under:

Sr.No.

                                      Name of Factory

      Remarks

1.

M/s. Thatta Cement Company Limited

Functional

2.

M/s Dewan Cement Limited (Former Pak Land Cement)

Functional

3.

M/s Lucky Cement (Pvt) Limited

Functional

4.

M/s Al-Abbas Cement (Pvt) Limited

Functional

5.

M/s Zeal Pak Cement(Pvt) Limited

Functional

(restart from July 2018)

6.

M/s. Papular Cement Industries(Pvt) Limited

(Former Dada Bhoy Cement)

Non Functional

 

7.

M/s. Associate Cement Rohri

(Rohri Cement)

Non Functional

8.

M/s. Anwar Zaib White Cement Limited

Non Functional


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










In this connection, it is stated that M/s.Zeal Pak Cement limited has been restarted in the year 2018, while the cement factories mentioned above at Sr.Nos. 6 to 8 are closed.

Further, the statement Showing year wise production and revenue/income generated  from the above mentioned cement factories from Sr.Nos 01 to 4 for last five (05) years are Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

 

KARACHI:                                                                           G.M. UMAR FAROOQ

DATED 16TH MAY, 2019                                                             SECRETARY

 PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH