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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, THE 25TH FEBRUARY, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Thursday, the 25th February, 2021 at 10.00 A.M.

 

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

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.     OATH OF AFFIRMATION BY MEMBER, IF ANY.

 

III.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF PANEL OF FOUR CHAIRMEN.

 

IV.    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department)

 

V.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

VI.    PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 01 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RABIA AZFAR NIZAMI, MPA REGARDING DIRECTOR GENERAL NARCOTICS MR. SALEEM BHUTTO MISBEHAVED WITH THE MOVER DURING A MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS HELD IN COMMITTEE ROOM NO. 01 OF SINDH ASSEMBLY BUILDING TO DISCUSS THE AMENDMENT BILL OF SINDH NARCOTICS SUBSTANCE.

 

VII.   ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 01 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD RIAZ HAIDER, MPA REGARDING WEAK AND FLAWED PROSECUTION SYSTEM IN SINDH.

 

VIII.  INTRODUCTION OF GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 05 OF 2021-THE PROVINCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

24TH FEBRUARY, 2021                        SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH



PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

SUPPLEMENTARY ORDERS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, THE 25TH FEBRUARY, 2021

 

 

I.      INTRODUCTION / CONSIDERATION OF GOVERNMENT BILL NO.06 OF 2021-THE SINDH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021.

 

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                            G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

25TH FEBRUARY, 2021                                         SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH


 

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

THURSDAY, THE 25TH FEBRUARY, 2021

 

1152.   *Mr. Saeed Ahmed:  Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

            Detail of residential facilities available for tourists at Gorakh Hill Station as on 30-06-2018?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Details of Residential Facilities available at Gorakh Hills Station as on 30-06-2018, are as under:-

i.                    PD Rest House (02 Furnished Rooms)

ii.                  Fabricated Rest House (02 Furnished Rooms)

iii.                Tourist Huts (08 Furnished Rooms)

iv.                The 16 rooms of Family resorts are ready for use, out of 32 rooms.

 

The Director General (GHDA) has further informed that 16 completed rooms will be presented for rent through advisement in newspaper as per decision taken in the 9th Board of Governors meeting held on 03-01-2019.

1283.   *Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jamil:  Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

            Number of domestic/international tourists visited in the province during the period 2014 to 2015?

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

The details of domestic/international tourists visited in the province during 2014 to 2015, are as under:-

1

Number of foreign visitors

11344

2

Number of domestic visitors

1110725

 This information has been collected from the sites including STDC sites, where entry of the visitors in monitored. However, there are so many visitors who avail private accommodations.

 

1335.   *Ms. Sidra Imran:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

            How many new tourist resorts/facilities made in the province of Sindh since Jan 2016 till today?

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 The new tourist resorts / facilities made at various sites in the province of Sindh, the details are given below:-

Ø Establishment of Tourist Resort at Rani Kot Fort, Jamshoro.

Ø Establishment of Resort at Baqar Lake, District Sanghar.

Ø Establishment of Rest House at Hawks Bay and tourism facilities including restoration of Paradise Point, Karachi.

Ø Establishment of Rooplo Kolhi Motel at Nagar Parkar, District Tharparkar.

Ø Improvement / Renovation of facilities at Keenjhar Lake Resort, Thatta.

Ø Establishment & Improvement of Sambara Inn, Larkana.

Ø Establishment of Tourist Picnic Point of Sardhro at Karoonjhar Hill at Nagarparkar.

1338.   *Ms. Sidra Imran:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

How much budget spent on STDC and how many tourists visited in last 36 months?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The budget / funds amounting to Rs. 230.000 million were spent on Sindh Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) in last 36 months.

In last 36 months 716158 tourists have visited at hotels, resorts and rest houses of Sindh Tourism Development Corporation (STDC).

 1356.   *Ms. Sidra Imran:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)         Whether there is any website with details of the National heritage building in the Province;

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

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes.

The website “http://sindhculture.gov.pk” is activated, where all details of the National Heritage of Sindh are available.

1400.   *Mr. Muhammad Rashid Khilji: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that there are shrines of Mirs existing in Hyderabad;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, present position of the same?

 ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes, it is a fact that the shrine /tomb of Mirs declared as ancient Monuments and ‘Protected’ under Antiquities Act, 1975, is located in Hirabad, Hyderabad.

It is further stated that this department has the charge of one enclosure containing Tomb of Talpur Mirs. In the said enclosure, the shrine / tomb of following family members of Mirs exists:-

i)           Mir Muhammad Khan Talpur.

ii)         Mir Ghulam Hussain Talpur & Mir Abdullah Khan Talpur.

iii)       Tomb of Unknown children.

iv)       Tombs (Tajar) of five (05) unknown females located in East, North-West of Mir Muhammad Khan and Mir Ghulam Hussain Talpur’s Tombs.

Moreover, there is another enclosure which is privately owned by Mirs Family, adjacent to the above archaeological premises. For the conservation and preservation, the Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) has also carried out requisite works thereon.

The Shrines / tombs of the following family members of Mirs are existed therein:

i)             Mir Karan Ali Khan Talpur.

ii)           Mir Naseer Khan Talpur.

iii)         An unknown stone tomb.

iv)         Tombs (Tajar) of four (04) women of Mir family are known as :

a)         Mir Sobdar.

b)         Mir Fateh Ali Khan

c)         Mir Shehzad.

d)        Mir Naseer Khan.

1402.   *Mr. Muhammad Rashid Khilji: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be

 pleased to state:-

 

Number of historical places of the department whose development schemes are currently going on?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The following approved Development projects / schemes are included in the Provincial ADP 2018-19. The work at sites are under progress:-

S. No.

ADP No.

Name of Scheme

1.

1/60

Establishment of Museum at Kot Diji, District Khairpur (Revised)

2.

2/63

Protection, Preservation and Promotion of Protected Archaeological Sites and Monuments in Sindh (Revised) (Kahojodaro, Lakhanjodaro, Tando Fazal, Noor Muhammad Kalhoro and Umerkot Fort)

3.

3/64

Protection, Preservation Promotion and Development of World Heritage Site of Moenjodaro.

4.

4/65

Protection, Preservation, Promotion and Development of World Heritage Site of Makli Hill Monuments, Thatta.

5.

5/66

Protection, Preservation, Promotion and Development of Bhanbhhore Site at Gharo, District Thatta.

6.

6/71

Conservation / Restoration / Preservation of Retaining Wall and Dangerous Structures of Pucca Fort, Hyderabad. (Revised)

7.

7/72

Preservation of Old Chief Court Session Court Khairpur. (Revised)

8.

8/77

Restoration and Conservation of Kotdiji Fort, District Khairpur.

9.

 

Provision of missing facilities at Kashi Institute at Bhitshah and Conservation & Restoration of Dabgeer Mosque at Thatta.

10.

9/82

Establishment of Museum, Research Center and Rest House at Archaeological Site at Chany-jo-Daro, Nawabshah (Revised)

11.

11/86

Establishment of Museum & Research Centre at Archaeological Site Birhmanabad/Mansura (Museum) District Sanghar.

 1492.   *Syed Abdul Rasheed: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that no amount has been spent on repair of Cultured heritage mosque and Jaen Mandir in Nagar Parker;

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

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The Department has spent an amount of Rs. 8.5 million during the financial year 2017-18, out of grants received for the conservation and preservation of mosque and Jain Mandir in Nagar Parkar. However, there is not development scheme for these sites reflected in ADP.

 

1547.   *Dr. Seema Zia:         Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

Location-wise number/name of libraries under the Culture Department in the province as of May 31, 2018 alongwith number of new libraries established/renovated during May 31, 2015 to May 30, 2018?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The details of location-wise number / name of libraries under the Culture Department in the province as of May 31, 2018 alongwith number of new libraries established / renovated during May 31, 2015 to May, 30 2018 are as under:-

 

S. No.

Name of Library

Location

1.

Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi.

Stadium Road, Near PTV Centre, Karachi.

2.

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Library, Karachi.

Sachal Goth, University Road, Karachi.

3.

Jinnah Culture Complex & Model Library, New Karachi

University Road, New Karachi.

4.

Hasrat Mohani Central Library, Hyderabad.

Near Pucca Qilla, Hyderabad

5.

Dr. Shamsul Ulema Allama Daudpota Sindh Government Library, Hyderabad

National Highway, Near Rani Bagh, Behind Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad.

6.

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Public Library, District Matiari

By-pass Road, Matiari City

7.

Allama I. I. Kazi Library, Dadu

Near Civil Hospital and SP Office, Dadu.

8.

Lal Shahbaz Library, Sehwan

Station Road, Sehwan District Jamshoro

9.

Pir Hisamuddin Shah Rashidi Public Library, Makli (STEVTA)

Makli, Thatta

10.

Sindh Govrnment Library & Culture Complex, Mirpurkhas

Near Ibne Rushd Girls College, Heerabad adjacent to Old Mehar Cinema, Mirpurkhas.

11.

Sachal Sarmast Library, Khairpur Mirs

Mall Road, Khairpur Mirs.

12.

Dr. Atta Muhammad Hami Library, Taluka Kot Diji, District, Khairpur

Civil Hospital Road, Sohu Kanasro, Khairpur Mirs

13.

Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi Public Library, Pir Jo Goth

Pir Jo Goth, District Khairpur Mirs

14.

Shaheed Abdul Rehman Library, Khuhra Sharif, District Khairpur Mir’s

Khuhra City

15.

Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Memorial Library, Larkana

Near Local Board Office & Sindh High Court, Larkana.

16.

Shah Latf Library, Ratodero, Larkana

Near Press Club, Adjusted NADRA Office,Larkana.

17.

Khan Bahadur Ahmed Khan Bhutto Memorial Library, Naudero

Naudero, District Larkana

18.

Qadir Bux Bedil Library, Shikarpur

Near Jahaz Chowk, Shikarpur.

19.

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhtto Library, Jacobabad

Near District Council Hall Road, Jacobabad.

20.

Allah Ditto Bhambhro Library, Naushero Feroze

Taluka Bhriya District Naushero Feroze.

21.

Abdul Salam Thaheem Library, Shahdadpur, District Sanghar

Shahdadpur, District Sanghar.

22.

Laar Museum and Moulvi Haji Ahmed Mallah Library, Badin

Near DC Office, Badin.

23.

Bhau Dur Muhammad Buriro Trust Library, Qambar, Shahdadkot

Near Press Club, Qambar @ Shahdadkot.

24.

Molai Sheedai Public Library at Culture Complex, Sukkur

Opposite DC House Sukkur

 New Libraries established / renovated during May 31, 2015 to May 30, 2018

i)               Abdul Aziz Public Library, Pano Aqil                                                   Established

ii)             Shah Abdul Latif Library, Ratodero                                                     Renovated

iii)           Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Library, Garhi Khairo                   Established

iv)           Kazi Ahmed Library                                                                              Established

1689.   *Syeda Marvi Faseeh: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Makli Necropolis is one of the largest in the world;

(b)   If answer to (a) above be in affirmative, total area covered for the same and number of graves situated there?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is a fact that Makli Necropolis is one of the largest sites in the world. The total area covered, for the same is 912 Acres and approximately half million graves are on the site as described in the nomination dossier of Makli Necropolis on the website of World Heritage Centre, UNESCO.

 

1700.   *Syeda Marvi Faseeh: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that department does support writers, artists, artisans, singers, etc through stipend and endowment fund;

(b)   If answer to (a) above be in affirmative, minimum & maximum amount so far given to artists and criteria for the same?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes. The department is supporting financially to the artists, artisans, writers, poets, singers, etc through stipend and endowment fund for medical treatment as well as marriages of their daughters. The Stipend is equally divided amongst all the deserving applicants’ @
Rs. 60,000/- each. However, the financial assistance from endowment fund is granted according to the actual need, which comes from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 500,000/-.The funds of stipends and endowment are managed by the Management Board headed by the Minister Culture with official and non-official members. The applications received from needy artists, artisans, writers, poets etc are placed in the meeting of Management Board and the Board verifies credentials of the applicants, assesses their actual need and gives the preference to the ailing applicants and financial assistance is released accordingly for their medical treatment. However, emergency cases are also entertained / accepted and later on placed in the next meeting of Management Board, for post facto approval

1702.   *Syeda Marvi Faseeh: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Department arranges performing art related activities /programs/dramas;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, number of drama/activities arranged during 2016 to 2018?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The department arranges performing arts related activities, programs/dramas nationally as well as internationally. During the year 2016 to 2018 the number of dramas arranged by the department are given as under:-

 

Year

No. of Dramas

Location

Nov, 2016

01

Bhitshah

Apr, 2017

16

Karachi

Oct, 2017

01

Badin

Nov, 2017

01

Bhitshah

Jan, 2018

01

Makli

Feb, 2018

14

Karachi

Mar, 2018

01

Karachi

Mar, 2018

01

Dubai

Mar, 2018

01

Jamshoro

Sep, 2018

01

Jamshoro

Oct, 2018

11

Larkana and Bhitshah

Nov, 2018

19

Karachi

Dec, 2018

01

Khairpur Mirs

TOTAL

74

 

 

2068.   *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that the Archives center in Clifton is not properly maintained;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, funds released for the same since July 1, 2018?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Sindh Archives Complex at Clifton, Karachi is properly maintained and well equipped for providing facilities to Researchers, Scholars & Students.

            However, Funds Released for Conservation & Preservation since July 1, 2018, is:

Cost Centre

KQ-0717

KQ-0723

KQ-0724

Expenditure

in Millions

12.550

4.000

2.500

 

2090.   *Mr. Sadaqat Hussain:         Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)    Is it a fact that a library is constructed at PS-117 and the same is completed since many years;

(b)    If answer to (a) above is affirmative, when the children of this nation will be benefited from it?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes. A library has been constructed at Orangi Town, Karachi. The possession of said library has been taken over by the Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh, on 10-01-2018. However, the SNE of said library has not so far been approved.

2110.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)      Is it a fact that 3 lac sq. yard land of Moen-jo-Daro has been occupied by National Highway Authority;

(b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the steps taken in this regard?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

As per report of Director General (Antiquities & Archaeology), Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh, Karachi, there is no land (any single ghunta) of Moen-jo-Daro has been occupied by National Highway Authority.

 

2111.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

a)      Is it a fact that archeological site Makli Graveyard has no facility of water and electricity since long;

b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, steps taken by the department in this regard?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is to state that there are electricity and water facilities available at Makli graveyard.

However, various steps have been taken by the department for providing electricity and water for the public at important points of the site as the site is scattered in vast area.

2158.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that steps have been taken to preserve 129 sites of the province;

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

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The conditions of 129 Archaeological Sites and Monuments were   not good before devolution from Federal Government to Government of Sindh. Keeping in view  the condition of sites and monuments various development schemes for different sites and monuments have been prepared by the Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department and some of the most important sites/monuments have been given first Aid after devolution such as Makli Hill Monuments, Thatta, Mohenjo Daro, Larkana, Kalan Kot, Two dome Mosque district Thatta, Tomb of Ghulam Nabi Kalhoro, Tajjar Building, Larkana, Bohi ja Kuba, Shikarpur, Mansura (Brahmnabad) district Sanghar, Qadir Bux Kuba district Khairpur Mirs, Gori Temple in Nagarparkar, Umerkot Fort, Khudabad Mosque, Dadu, Qauid-e-Azam House Museum, Karachi, Sonda Graveyard, Ameer Khan, Masjid, Thatta, Mir Tomb Hyderabad, Shahdadpur jo Qubba district Sanghar, Moomal ji Mari, Ghotki, Stupa Thull Mir Rukhan.

 

It is further stated that conservation work on following archaeological sites/monuments is being carried out. Chowkandi Graveyard, Tong Graveyard, Ali Muhammad Tomb, Essa Khan 1 & 2, Sultan Qaus Makli , Hamsheera Fatah Khan, Makli, Hala Haveli Monuments, Luqman Temple Khairpur, Saint Patrick Church, Karachi, BVS School, Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Birth Place, Karachi, Qasim Fort, Karachi.The district-wise list of archeological sites / monuments is at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

 

2240.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:   Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

Number of schemes of the department approved during ADP 2018-2019 and details of the funds released till date?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department has not taken up / approved any new scheme during the ADP 2018-19.

 

 

2513. *Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)     Is it a fact that a Scheme  of provision of Ferry Service at Sukkur and Keenjhar Lake to facilitate the Tourists had to be completed by June 2018 but not completed;

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

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The Scheme namely, “Provision of Ferry Service at Sukkur and Keenjhar Lake to facilitate the Tourists” was approved at a cost of Rs. 40.000 million on 05-01-2017. The scheme was revised at the cost of Rs. 99.568 million on 12-04-2018, due to addition of component of provision of Ferry Service at Baqar Lake & Keenjhar Lake to facilitate the tourists.Two Ferries with complete fiber jetty are provided at Keenjhar Lake, Thatta including Tuck Shop / Ticket Station and One waiting Hall for visitors. The Scheme is ongoing and remaining work will be completed by June, 2020.

2515.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:   Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that a scheme construction of compound wall and missing facilities at M.H Panhwar Institute faculty Jamshoro was to be completed by 2018 but could not complete;

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

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The scheme “Construction of compound wall and missing facilities at M. H. Panwhar Institute faculty Jamshoro” was completed within its planned period (i.e. by June, 2018)

2832.   *Mr. Muhammad Aslam Abro:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that steps have been taken to preserve 129 sites of the Province;

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

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 As a result of 18th Amendment made in the Constitution of 1973 of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 129 Archeological Sites & Historical Monuments transferred / devolved from Federal Government to Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives Department in 2011. The overall conditions of transferred 129 Archaeological Sites and Monuments were deplorable, due to lack of maintenance. Since then by realizing the condition of sites and monuments, various development schemes for different sites and monument have been prepared by the Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives Department and some of the most important sites / monuments have been given First Aid after devolution such as Makli Hill Monuments, Thatta, Mohenjo Daro, Larkana, Kalan Kot, Two dome Mosque district Thatta, Tomb of Ghulam Nabi Kalhoro, Tajjar Building, Larkana, Bohi Ja Kuba, Shikarpur, Mansurah (Brahmanabad) district Sangahr, Qadir Bux Kuba district Khairpur Mirs, Gori Temple in Nagarparkar, Umerkot Fort, Khudabad Mosque, Dadu, Qauid-e-Azam House Museum, Karachi implemented successfully to restore the original features of cultural jewels. Besides, the Culture, Tourism Antiquities & Archives Department has also prepared various schemes and implementing the Conservation work to restore the cultural heritage for coming generations.

2833.   *Mr. Muhammad Aslam Abro:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Government intends to establish a museum at Kot Diji, Khairpur;

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

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes, it is fact that Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh has established a Museum at Kot Diji Fort, Khairpur. 90% construction work is completed and remaining work will be completed in June, 2020.

2835.   *Mr. Muhammad Aslam Abro:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that cultural complex and model library in new Karachi was approved in 2011 and has not been established as yet;

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

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes. The Cultural Complex and Model Library in New Karachi, was approved in 2011 and is functional.

The scheme was completed in the year 2011 and it is fully functional with facilitate as far as SNE is and the department has placed it request to Finance Department for examining the same.

 

2909.   *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:           Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that that government allocates funds for extending financial assistance to artists of the Province;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, amount allocated for Karachi during 2016-2017 and 2018?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

Yes. The Government allocates funds for extending financial assistance to artists of the Province.

However, the Government allocated funds for extending financial assistance for artists of entire Province of Sindh, which includes, Karachi.

S. No.

District

Year

Number of beneficiaries

Amount

 (in rupees)

1.

Karachi

2016-17

225

13,500,000/-

2.

Karachi

2017-18

216

6,480,000/-

3.

Karachi

2018-19

205

5,125,000/-

The details of financial assistance given in Karachi during 2016-2017 and 2018 are as under:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2979.   *Mr. Rabistan Khan:           Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that cultural shows conducted by the department in each district of Sindh during 2017 and 2018;

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

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes, it is a fact that various cultural program have been arranged by the department in Sindh during 2017 & 2018.

The detail of cultural shows / programs arranged during the year 2017 & 2018 in each district of Sindh, is as under:-

District /City

No of cultural shows / programs in 2017

Amount

(in rupees)

spent in 2017

 

District /City

No of cultural shows / programs in 2018

Amount

 (in rupees) spent in 2018

Karachi

27

80,593,746

Karachi

37

99,061,611

Hyderabad

04

3,385,000

Hyderabad

15

11,630,300

Jamshoro

04

9,654,000

Jamshoro

05

10,089,500

Larkana

02

1,681,000

Larkana

06

6,158,700

Badin

02

6,423,000

Khairpur

04

9,153,000

Mirpurkhas

01

112,352

Thatta

01

5,575,018

Khairpur

02

5,287,000

Kamber Shahdadkot

03

753,600

Thatta

01

65,000

Shikarpur

02

4,382,500

Shikarpur

01

300,000

Kashmore

01

300,000

Matiari

03

20,967,060

Matiari

02

21,936,500

Shaheed Benazirbad

02

1,294,000

Shaheed Benazirbad

02

2,954,000

Umerkot

02

10,480,000

Sujawal

01

417,500

Tharparkar @ Mithi

03

23,000,000

Umerkot

01

50,000

Dadu

04

5,414,000

Dadu

01

100,000

Sukkur

01

588,293

Sukkur

01

2,000,000

Ghotki

02

1224,400

Sanghar

01

275,000

 

3090.   *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:           Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that department has decided to carry on survey of historical places in the province;

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

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 Yes, the department has conducted survey on historical buildings in the province of Sindh, whereby 3317 buildings, places, sites have been declared as protected heritage under Sindh Cultural Heritage (Preservation) Act, 1994. The details are as under:-

S. No.

Name of District

Notified

 

S. No.

Name of District

Notified

1.

Karachi (Division)

1744

12.

Jacobabad

04

2.

Hyderabad

124

13.

Jamshoro

05

3.

Sanghar

45

14.

Larkana

10

4.

Khairpur

11

15.

Matiari

12

5.

Naushero Feroze

04

16.

Mirpurkhas

13

6.

Ghotki

19

17.

Sukkur

04

7.

Thatta

17

18.

Tando Allahyar

19

8.

Shahdadkot

54

19.

Tando Muhammad Khan

04

9.

Badin

11

20.

Shikarpur

1203

10.

Shaheed Benazirabad

04

11.

Dadu

10

Total

3317

 

The survey is in progress in all districts of province of Sindh, the same will be decided, as and when the detailed survey reports furnished by the surveyors

 3142.   *Syed Abdul Rasheed: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)  Is it a fact that Ranni Kot in district Jamshoro is a tourist spot;

(b)  If answer to (a) above is affirmative, arrangements made for its repair and maintenance during 2016 and 2017 including amount spent?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Rani Kot is archaeological site declared protected under Antiquities Act, 1975. Rani Kot is wonderful tourist spot which attracts a lot of people from all over Pakistan to visit the site. Sufficient facilities have been provided for the tourists such as Huts, portable water, canteen, toilets etc. where they can stay at night and enjoy the wonderful site.

3235.   *Mr. Surender Valasi: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

Total number of Government libraries in Tharparker and number of these functional along with list of staff and date of posting?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

There is one library in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Culture Complex, Mithi, Tharparkar. However, the same has been handed over to NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, for establishment of Thar Institute of Engineer, Science & Technology on 16-09-2019, for a period of three (03) years.

  The following staff is posted:-

i)                       Mr. Noor Hassan alias Faheem Mangi, Programmer (BPS-16), posted as Incharge since 27-08-2019.

ii)                     Mr. Hameer, Sweeper, working on contingent paid basis.

iii)                   Mr. Mitham Ram, Chowkidar, working on contingent paid basis.

 

3684.   *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace) in khairpur is not the property  of the department ;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, does government intend to offer the grant for its refurbishment?  

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is stated that Sheesh Mahal is not property of the Department. It is private property owned by Mirs of Khairpur District. The department is considering to conserve the above building subject to the availability of funds allocated by the Finance Department, Government of Sindh.

3692.   *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that a motel is operated by the department in Tharparkar;

(b)   If answer to (a) be in the affirmative, the rates and facilities offered?

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

Yes, it is a fact that a motel named on legendary character “Rooplo Kolhi” is operated by Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department in Tharparkar.

There are two categories of rooms:

1)      Super Deluxe Rate                      Rs. 6000/-

2)      Deluxe Rate                                 Rs. 3000/-

Facilities available:

1)      AC & Non-AC Rooms.

2)      Restaurant with traditional and continental food is served.

3)      Big Conference Lounge.

4)      Tourist Guide.

4003.   *Ms. Nida Khuhro:   Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Sindh Govt. has any carbon dating laboratory;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is negative, do you have any future program for constructing one?

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

There is no Carbon Dating Laboratory in Sindh functioning under Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives Department. This kind of facility is only available in the institutions run by Defense Ministry in Pakistan. We have the programme of seeking this facility in near future, if allowed by the Defense Ministry since it is a sensitive matter.

4004.   *Ms. Nida Khuhro:   Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

What was the cost and quality of material used for the restoration of Gen. Hosh Mohammad Sheedi tomb?

           

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The scheme was approved during 2015-16 at cost of Rs. 20.000 million and the work was completed at a cost of Rs. 18.626 million. As far as, the quality of the material used is concerned, it is to state that high quality material i.e. cement, bricks, colour and steel was used in the construction work and famous Kashi Bricks-tiles of Nasarpur were used. The construction was upto the mark as per civil work specification.

4108.   *Dr. Seema Zia:         Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

Number of museums in the province as of May, 2018 along new museums established and museums renovated during May, 2015 to May, 2018?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The following museums have been established / renovated during the May, 2015 to May, 2018:-

i)               Establishment of Makhdoom Khuhra Museum & Library at Dargah Makhdoom Khuhra, Taluka Gambat, District Khairpur.

ii)             Establishment of Mithi Museum at Mithi.

iii)           Establishment of Police Museum at Karachi.

iv)           Establishment of Shikarpur City Museum.

v)             Upgradation of the museum of Amri Jo Daro.

vi)           Conservation / Rehabilitation of Miani & Dubbo Obelisks, Meer’s Mosque & Construction of Filed Museum at District Hyderabad.

vii)         Construction of Site Museum and Upgradation & Promotion of Visitors Facilities at Makli.

viii)       Establishment of Khairpur Estate Museum.

ix)           Conservation, Preservation, restoration, Rehabilitation and face lift on from side road of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah House Museum at Karachi.

x)             Establishment of Museum at Kotdiji District Khairpur.

4276.   *Mr. Arsalan Taj:     Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that conservation & rehabilitation of Mitha Ram hostel Karachi approved in 2010 has not been completed yet;

(b)   If answer (a) above is affirmative the reason there of? 

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

The scheme namely “Conservation / Rehabilitation Mithram Hostel Digital Media Library, Karachi” was approved in the year 2010 at an estimated cost of
Rs. 86.786 million, which was not completed till the financial year 2015-16.

Thereafter the scheme was submitted for revision before the PDWP Forum in the year 2018, but the same was deferred.

 

4712.   *Mr. Khurrum Sher Zaman:           Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that the department will take action to look into the wear and tear at Agham Kot or Aghamano historical site;

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

 

ANSWER

 

SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is stated that the Agham Kot or Aghamano site is declared protected under Antiquities Act, 1975. More than 200 archaeological sites / monuments are declared protected under Antiquities Act, 1975 and funds allocated by the Government of Sindh for the preservation work of sites are limited for the current year. The protection and preservation work will be started on already enlisted priorities sites;

The Agham Kot or Aghamano site will also be considered for preservation work in next year budget.

 

 

 

KARACHI:                                                                               G. M. UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 24TH FEBRUARY, 2021                                           SECRETARY

      PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH