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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, THE 22ND APRIL, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Thursday, the 22nd April, 2021 at 02.00 P.M.

 

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

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

 

II.     QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Finance Department)

 

III.    LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

IV.    PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

V.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 02 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SADIA JAVED, MPA REGARDING UNJUSTIFIABLE ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE THROUGH PROMULGATION OF NEPRA ORDINANCE.

 

VI.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILLS:

Mr. Speaker announces that the Honourable Governor of Sindh has given assent to the following Bills:-

                       

01- The Sindh Public Private Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

 

02- The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University at Lyari Karachi (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

 

VII. LAYING BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING BUDGET EXECUTION REPORTS:

 

1-  THE BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT 01ST QUARTER 2020-21 ENDED ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.

 

2-  THE BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT 02ND QUARTER 2020-21 ENDED ON 31ST DECEMBER, 2020.

 

VIII. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 07 OF 2019-THE SINDH PUBLIC FINANCE ADMINISTRATION BILL, 2019

 

IX.    PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND MASS TRANSIT ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 05 OF 2021-THE PROVINCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

21ST APRIL, 2021                                      SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

THURSDAY THE 22ND APRIL, 2021

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

(a)     Is it a fact that the Salary portion of BPS-1-16 is less than the current official minimum wage; 

(b)     If answer to (a) above is affirmative, grade-wise salary component of each BPS?

                                                                                                ANSWER

SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

It is not correct that the salary of BPS-01 to BPS-16 is less than the current official minimum wage. The salary position of BPS-01 to BPS-16 grade-wise minimum salary is at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

1390.      *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

The total annual pension liability of the Government as on December 31, 2018 and whether this liability is funded or unfunded? 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

The Honorable MPA is informed that the Finance Department allocates annual budget under the head of account Superannuation and Pension during the fiscal year i.e July 2018 to June 2019. The payment of Pension to the retired as well as retiring employees is considered as a part of salary.

 

It is totally a funded provision allocated in the annual budget. The Budgetary allocation as well as release position during the Current Financial Year (2018-19) may be perused at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

                                                                                                         

1440.      *Mr. Muhammad Hussain Khan:  Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that funds were allocated for community Development during last three financial year;

(b)     If answer to (a) above be in affirmative, the details thereof including District/year-wise funds released and spent?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Yes. The Community Development Programme was included in ADP 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The details including District/year-wise funds released and spent are attached at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

1479.      *Mr. Muhammad Hussain Khan:  Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)       Is it a fact that funds were released to the departments under the head of repair and maintenance;

(b)       If answer to (a) above is affirmative department/ year-wise funds released and spent during last 05 financial years?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

(a)     Yes, keeping in view the ways & means position of the Province funds   are being regularly released for Repair and Maintenance.

 

(b)     The Allocation, Release and Utilization position of M&R during the year 2014-15 to 2018-19 is given as under:

                                                                                                                          Rs. In Million

Year

Department

Original Budget

Revised Budget

Releases

Expenditure

2014-15

Health Services

500.000

422.908

422.908

382.005

Irrigation

3,349.326

4,076.017

3,757.000

3,747.267

Works & Services

2,769.286

2,220.711

2,205.171

2,034.394

2014-15       Total

6,618.612

6,719.636

6,385.079

6,163.666

2015-16

Health Services

402.508

384.962

322.385

282.826

Irrigation

4,300.850

2,988.099

2,988.099

2,948.244

Works & Services

4,067.074

4,838.700

4,744.502

4,677.611

2015-16      Total

8,770.432

8,211.761

8,054.986

7,908.682

2016-17

Auqaf, Relgious Affairs & Zakat

-

72.612

72.612

72.612

Health Services

781.400

838.900

838.900

609.035

Irrigation

4,300.850

4,227.285

4,227.285

4,198.606

JAILS

-

0.050

0.050

0.049

Law & Parliamen- tary Affairs

30.000

33.000

27.591

27.591

Works & Services

9,852.502

9,760.786

8,546.685

7,763.713

2016-17      Total

14,964.752

14,932.633

13,713.123

12,671.607


2017-18

Auqaf, Relgious Affairs & Zakat

100.000

66.858

42.607

33.490

 

Health Services

853.588

701.666

701.666

662.134

 

Irrigation

4,364.192

4,601.988

4,601.988

4,537.491

 

JAILS

-

1.100

16.100

16.089

 

Law & Parliamen tary Affairs

-

5.410

2.219

-

 

Works & Services

10,191.650

11,656.693

10,755.769

10,527.901

 

2017-18      Total

15,509.430

17,033.715

16,120.349

15,777.104

 

2018-19

Auqaf, Religious Affairs & Zakat

-

50.000

50.000

50.000

 

Health Services

853.588

206.400

90.983

90.902

 

Irrigation

4,684.192

4,386.729

4,063.030

3,796.626

 

Works &Services

10,401.432

7,179.924

2,437.623

1,752.178

 

2018-19     Total

15,939.212

11,823.053

6,641.636

5,689.706

 

          Grand Total

61,802.438

58,720.798

50,915.173

48,210.765

 









 

2045.      *Mr. Arsalan Taj:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

  Number of grants in total lapsed during 2017-18 as well as number of grants for universities lapsed during 2017-18?

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

(i)      The details of actual expenditure under all grants for the financial years   2017-18, as verified from the budget Execution Reports, for the financial year ending on 30.06.2018, are given below:-

                                       Financial Year 2017-18                               (Rs. In million)

Original Budget

Modified Budget

Total No.

of grant

No of Grants for which Funds released

Fund Released

No of Grants lapsed

Expenditure incurred as per SAP report

Funds Lapsed/ Surrender

133,532.134

146,932.057

309

258

129,464.341

51

127488.913

19,443.144

During the financial Year 2017-18, Finance Department allocated funds of Rs. 5,000.000 million as grant-in-aid for twenty six (26) Universities throughout Sindh Province. Rs. 3,899,042,000/- were released, at the disposal of Administrative Secretary, However, remaining balance of Rs. 1,100,958,000/- were lapsed.

 

 

2070.      *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

District-wise allocation under the PFC for fiscal year 2018-19 along with the actual releases as on June 1, 2019?

ANSWER 

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

It is submitted that the Finance Department has been releasing monthly OZT Share to all Local Councils in Sindh, according to tentative distribution proposed by the Local Government Department, duly approved by the Chief Minister Sindh. The Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) was constituted in 2016, under the Sindh Local Government Act (SLGA), 2013 and its first introductory meeting was held in June, 2017. Whereas, formal meeting for allocation of OZT share according to PFC formula has not been held yet, therefore, tentative share has been distributing to all Local Councils. The funds released position to all Local Councils for the last financial year 2018-19 is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

 

It is further submitted the prior to above transactional arrangement, the OZT share was released on the basis of last PFC Award 2007, which was adopted for consequent three year 2007-8 to 2009-10. The PFC could not be constituted due to non-availability of Public Representative of Local Government.


 

2639.      *Mr. Shah Nawaz Jadoon:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that corruption cases registered against Officers/Employees of Finance department during 2014 to 2017;

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

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

No any case has been registered against the officers / officials of Finance Department during 2014 to 2017.

 

2732.      *Ms. Rana Ansar:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

                Taluka-wise funds released for 4 Talukas of district Hyderabad during last financial year?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Finance Department has been releasing funds to all Local Councils including local councils of District Hyderabad according to tentative distribution proposed by Local Government Department. Details of funds released on account of OZT to local councils of District Hyderabad during last financial year 2018-19 is at Annexure- Placed on the Table of the House.

 

2755.      *Ms. Rana Ansar:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Whether Professional Tax is collected from employees;

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

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Yes

The tax is levied under Article 163 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan..

  

2907.      *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that corruption cases registered against officers and employees of Finance department during 2014 to 2018;

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

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Yes, the corruption cases have been registered against the officials of employees of Finance Department in 2018.

Brief of the case:-

In pursuance of the decision of Honourable Sindh High Court, Bench at Sukkur on the C.P No.D-597, D-1121 & D-599 of 2009, an allowance to the untrained Science Teachers was allowed. The said decision of the Honourable High Court was also upheld by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan.

However, Mr. Hassan Jan Changaizi, ADAO-I, Shaheed Benazirabad (Accountant General, Sindh side) allowed arrears to the untrained teachers instead of untrained Science teachers.

Due to this, Finance Department initiated disciplinary action against its employees;

                            i.            Mr. Bahawal Khan Mari,       Accountant (BS-17)

                          ii.            Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Magsi,                Sub-Accountant (BS-14)

                         iii.            Mr. Javed Ahmed Zardari,                    Data Processing Assistant (BS-12)

                        iv.            Mr. Abdul Hameed Rind,                      Sub-Accountant (BS-14)

                          v.            Mr. Muhammad Rafique,                     Sub-Accountant (BS-14)

                        vi.            Mr. Mumtaz Ali Zardari,                        Sub-Accountant (BS-14)

                       vii.            Mr. Talib Hussain Zardari,                   Junior Clerk    (BS-11)

 

 

Their services were placed under suspension & Show Cause as well as final Show Cause Notices were issued to them. The Accountant General, Sindh was also requested to take action against. Mr. Hassan Jan Changaizi, who was the main culprit in the case; as Mr. Changaizi was the officer of the Accountant General, Sindh office.

It is pertinent to point out that the matter was also referred to the, Enquires & Anti-corruption Establishment (E&ACE) Sindh. After necessary inquiry the Enquires & Anti-corruption Establishment (E&ACE) registered case against 60 DDOs of Education Department including employees of District Accounts Office, Shaheed Benazirabad. At the present, case is underway at Anti-corruption Court, Shaheed Benazirabad.

It would not be irrelevant to point out that almost 68% amount from the beneficiary teachers has so far been deducted from their salaries by the District Accounts Office, Shaheed Benazirabad in installments (Annexure-I Placed on the Table of the House). Further the deduction, of remaining amount is also in process in order to make 100% recovery.   

 

 

2911.      *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Whether it is a fact that Sindh Bank is functioning under Sindh government or any private organization is also involved in it?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Sindh Bank was incorporated as a commercial bank in Pakistan on October, 29, 2010 as a public unlisted company under Companies Ordinance 1984. Being a licensed scheduled commercial bank, the State Bank of Pakistan is the regulatory authority of the bank with its  separate Board of Directors, and is governed by the Banking Companies Ordinance 1962, and Prudential Rules and Regulations framed by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Government of Sindh is the sole sponsor of the Bank as it holds 99.95% shares of the Bank. No private organization is involved in any manner in the management and functioning of the bank.

 

2919.      *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that fund allocated for the development schemes during 2014-15 and 2015-16;

(b)     If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof including month-wise utilization of the same?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

In the financial year 2014-15, there was an allocation of Rs. 143.000 billion development budget, Rs. 110.380 billion were released and expenditure was made to the tune of Rs. 95.873 billion.

In the financial year 2015-16, there was an allocation of Rs. 142.000 billion development budget, Rs. 120.872 billion were released and expenditure was made to the tune of Rs. 97.597 billion.

Months

2014-15

2015-16

July

0.000

663.449

August

4,828.531

3,231.268

September

6,388.151

5,489.599

October

4,706.031

3,731.840

November

2,908.536

6,900.129

December

7,277.827

7,242.048

January

7,636.544

6,093.295

February

7,010.135

6,311.490

March

6,313.784

8,135.822

April

14,374.868

6,176.783

May

12,583.834

10,294.028

June

21,845.237

33,327.021

Total

95,873.000

97,597.000

 

2956.      *Mr. Rabistan Khan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)              Is it a fact that branches of Sindh bank presently working in district west, Karachi;

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

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

(a)     There are eight branches of Sindh Bank Limited operating in District West Karachi.

(b)     Details of branches and staff working at branch is as follows;

S. No.

Name of Branches

Staff Working at Branch

1

Keamari, Karachi

4

2

West Wharf, Karachi

4

3

S.I.T.E, Karachi

6

4

Metroville, Karachi

6

5

Shershah, Karachi

6

6

Baldia Town, Karachi

5

7

Orangi Town, Karachi

5

8

Orangi Town-II, Karachi

4

 

The existing working strength includes Tea-boys / Messengers. Further post wise details of staff is attached as (Annexure-A Placed on the Table of the House).

 

3148.      *Syed abdul Rasheed:       Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)  Is it a fact that Sindh government is taking loan of Rs. 42 billions for Karachi Metro Bus Services from Mr. Malik Riaz;

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

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

                Sindh Government has not taken any loan from Mr. Malik Riaz for the Karachi Metro Bus Service.

               

3381.      *Ms. Rana Ansar:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Month-wise amount utilized by Tourism Department on development during January, 2017 to August, 2018?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

During the financial year 2017-18, there were three schemes of Tourism Department:-

Rs. In Billion

Sr. No.

Name of Scheme

Cost of Scheme

Release

Expenditure

1.

Promotion of Tourism Activities and Festivals in Sindh

30.000

30.000

28.42

2.

Missing allied facilities at Motel Nagarparkar

95.000

90.247

78.304

3.

Missing Allied Facilitates of Tourism Information Centre at PITHM Karachi

30.000

1.750

0.00

 

Month wise amount utilized by Tourism Department on above development during January, 2017 to August, 2018 is given as Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

3777.      *Mr. Rabistan Khan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that Sindh Government is also borrower of Federation;

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

ANSWER

 

SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Yes, it is correct that Sindh Government is a borrower of Federation.  The domestic loan portfolio is Rs.13,047.17 million as of June 30, 2019, and includes normal Cash Development loan and SCARP Cash Development Loan.  The year-wise details are given at (Annexure Placed on the Table of the House). 

The domestic debt portfolio comprises of Cash Development Loans (CDLs) and Non-SCARP CDLs.  The CDL is a development loan extended by the Federal Government to the Province for financing its ADP (Annual Development Programme), and SCARP CDL is extended by Federal Government to WAPDA for the execution of Irrigation Projects.

Sindh Government is not taking any Non-SCARP CDLs since FY-2002-03. However, the SCARP CDLs which, started a decade ago are being routinely transferred from the Federal Government to WAPDA for the execution of different Irrigation Projects, once the Projects are completed, they are transferred to Irrigation Department, G.O.S

Sindh Government has not opted for any new SCARP CDL after 2014-15.

 

3779.      *Mr. Rabistan Khan:        Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Total amount of profit earned by Sindh Bank during 2014 to 2018 along with number of its account holders as on 2018-2019?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Year Wise Profit /(Loss) after Taxation

Rupees in million

Dec. 2018

1,205

Dec. 2017

1,256

Dec. 2016

1,391

Dec. 2015

1,230

Dec. 2014

1,079

Total

3,751

Number of Account holders as at 31st December, 2019 stands at 511,456

 

 

3902.      *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Definition of Universal Insurance Scheme alongwith objectives, date of start and amount placed for the same?

ANSWER

 

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Universal Accidental Insurance Scheme is a pro-poor social benefit scheme that is available for the residents of the province of Sindh. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the families of deceased victims who have lost their lives in the event of terrorism or any accidental occurrences. Under this scheme, any accidental death occurring on or after 1st October 2016 shall be entitled to receive an upfront cash compensation of Rs 100,000/- for the families of the deceased after completion of necessary formalities by the Sindh Insurance Limited (an insurance company that is wholly owned by Government of Sindh).

In the FY 2016-17, an amount of Rs 2,216,160,038/- has been paid to Sindh Insurance Limited on account of premium for Universal Accidental Insurance Scheme as per the agreement signed in between Finance Department and Sindh Insurance Limited.

 

 

3904.      *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that  one billion rupees placed during 2017-18 for Health Insurance Policy for Sindh Secretariat employees ;

(b)     If answer to (a) above be in the affirmative, employees benefitted from?

ANSWER

SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

No Finance Department had not allocated an amount of rupees one billion for the employees of Sindh Secretariat during the financial year 2017-18.

 

3921.      *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:              Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that 15% salaries of government employees increased during 2017-18;

(b)     If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof including amount spent from public exchequer?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Yes. The Government of Sindh had allowed an Adhoc Relief Allowance-2017 @15% of the running basic pay of 2017 to the employees of Sindh Government (Annex-I).

The reason for such increase in salary was to provide financial relief to the government servants.

The amount spent on the Employee Related Expenses (ERE) by Government of Sindh (including Adhoc Relief  Allowance 2017) in financial year 2017-18 and onwards are as under:-

                                                                                                                                                  (Rs. in billion)

Financial Year

Expenditure on Adhoc Allowance 2017

Total Expenditure on ERE

2017-18

23.8

274.3

2018-19

24.4

306.1

2019-20

24.3

332.5

2020-21

(July –August-2020

 4.0

  59.7

 

4063.      *Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jamil:          Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that 30% fund of Sindh budget 2016-17 became prey of corruption due to suspected and missing expenditures,

(b)     If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof including action taken against involved?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

No. There is no such missing or suspected expenditure during the budget of 2016-17. Further the complete details of expenditure/ utilization of budget 2016-17 in the Shape of quarterly reports were sent to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh for laying before the Hon’able Members of the Provincial Assembly. 

However, the details of budget and expenditure for the financial year 2016-17 is as under (Annex-I Placed on the Table of the House:-

                                                              (Rs. in billion)

Financial Year 2016-17

Budget Estimates 2016-17

Final Budget

2016-17

Total Expenditure

Current Revenue Expenditure (CRE)

572.76

585.20

550.90

Current Capital Expenditure

30.37

30.37

21.80

Development Expenditure

265.99

252.40

210.10

TOTAL

869.12

867.97

782.80

 

4065.      *Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jamil:          Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it fact that Auditor General of Pakistan has submitted any letter to conduct re-audit of corruption of 3 trillion rupees committed during 2016-17;

(b)     If answer to (a) above is affirmative how much the same implemented?

ANSWER

 

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

(a)     No.

(b)     Not Applicable.

 

4175.      *Mr. Hamid-uz-Zafar:     Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

                District wise number of Sindh Bank Branches established in Sindh as well as staff working there in?

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

District wise number of branches and number of staff working in there, are as follows:

S. No.

District

No of Branches

No of Staff

1

Central Karachi

12

62

2

East Karachi

24

139

3

Korangi Karachi

6

31

4

Malir Karachi

10

52

5

South Karachi

30

186

6

West Karachi

8

39

7

Badin

5

22

8

Dadu

4

27

9

Ghotki

5

33

10

Hyderabad

8

76

11

Jacobabad

3

17

12

Jamshoro

4

34

13

Kandhkot

1

8

14

Kashmore at Kandhkot

3

16

15

Khairpur

8

59

16

Larkana

7

54

17

Matiari

3

23

18

Mirpurkhas

3

18

19

Nausheroferoze

4

35

20

Qambar Shahdadkot

4

24

21

Sanghar

5

38

22

Shaheed Benazirabad

4

31

23

Shikarpur

4

19

24

Sujawal

3

16

25

Sukkur

5

42

26

Tando Allahyar

3

20

27

Tando Muhammad Khan

2

12

28

Tharparkar

1

4

29

Tharparkar at Mithi

2

11

30

Thatta

4

18

31

Umerkot

2

10

 

Total

187

1,176

 

4176.      *Mr. Hamid-uz-Zafar:     Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

                Volume of profit without and with tax of Sindh Bank during Last three years?

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

As at (Annexure-B) as follows:

Detail

2016

2017

2018

 

(Rupees in ‘000)

(Rupees in ‘000)

(Rupees in ‘000)

Profit / (Loss) without Tax (before tax deduction)

2,427,930

2,182,434

(1,418,732)

Profit / (Loss) with Tax

(after  tax deduction)

1,390,826

1,255,835

(1,205,180)

i.         The bank follows an annual financial calendar year of January to December as per industry practice.

ii.       Profit / (loss) figures for 2019 will be finalized after completion of audit which is currently under way.

 

4433.      *Dr. Seema Zia: Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Annual budget of Civil Hospital Larkana, Kamber, Hyderabad and Karachi from June, 2015 to May, 2018 alongwith extension/ renovation work carried out during the same period in those facilities?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

 

S.No

Year

Name of Hospital

Total Allocation 

M&R Allocation

Total  Expenditure 

M&R Expenditure

1

2015-16

Liaquat Medical College Hospital Hyderabad.

2,546,151,851

69,656,000

2,206,654,524

55,812,687

2

Civil Hospital Karachi

3,274,348,000

107,036,000

3,089,772,493

84,792,650

3

Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana

1,714,464,757

40,851,000

1,546,189,374

14,868,862

4

Civil Hospital Kambar

56,108,000

326,000

48,278,685

0

5

2016-17

Liaquat Medical College Hospital Hyderabad.

2,222,938,924

171,404,038

2,213,654,455

171,403,542

6

Civil Hospital Karachi

3,691,329,498

232,588,000

3,135,193,392

144,837,013

7

Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana

1,841,194,613

69,693,000

1,661,915,588

52,310,306

8

Civil Hospital Kambar

66,546,000

175,000

60,623,901

58,850

9

2017-18

Liaquat Medical College Hospital Hyderabad.

3,142,688,890

171,163,188

3,080,783,285

171,160,382

10

Civil Hospital Karachi

3,790,214,921

191,805,000

3,568,936,305

190,247,887

11

Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana

1,762,251,713

19,795,000

1,679,907,404

19,720,729

12

Civil Hospital Kambar

86,419,819

190,000

88,686,256

190,000

Total

24,194,656,986

1,074,682,226

22,380,595,662

905,402,908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         The details are attached as (Annexure-I Placed on the Table of the House).

                       

4458.      *Mr. Muhammad Rafique Banbhan:           Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that Sindh Bank is also providing facility for procurement of wheat to the growers;

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

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Sindh Bank provides wheat procurement facility to Food department GoS for the purpose of purchasing wheat from growers (Annexure-B Placed on the Table of the House). However, the loan facility is not provided to Growers. Details of volume in last 5 years is attached as (Annexure-C Placed on the Table of the House).

4466.      *Mr. Muhammad Rafique Banbhan:           Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Number of new posts created after establishment of Sindh Bank along with district/grade wise number of jobs provided therein?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

OVERALL SUMMARIZED POSITION

AREA

NO. OF STAFF APPOINTED

Sindh

2,800

Balochistan

175

Punjab

1,361

KP

185

AJK / GB

82

Grand Total

4,603

SUMMARY SINDH

DISTRICT

NO. OF STAFF APPOINTED

Karachi

1,684

Badin

43

Dadu

47

Ghotki

59

Hyderabad

138

Jacobabad

28

Jamshoro

55

Kandhkot

15

Kashmore at Kadhkot

25

Khairpur

83

Larkana

76

Matiari

42

Mirpurkhas

34

Nausheroferoze

44

Qambar Shahdadkot

33

Sanghar

59

Sh.Benazirabad

49

Shikarpur

40

Sujawal

23

Sukkur

60

Tando Allahyar

33

Tando Muhammad Khan

32

Tharparkar

6

Tharparkar at Mithi

20

Thatta

33

Umerkot

28

Group Office Rural Sindh

11

TOTAL

2,800

 

 

4550.      *Mr. Muhammad Hussain Khan:  Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

(a)     Is it a fact that expenditure incurred on the Mausoleums of Martyrs Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto under the development heads during last five years;

(b)     If answer to (a) above be in affirmative, year-wise details thereof?

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

It is to inform that as per record, no development funds were allocated/ released and therefore no expenditure incurred on the Mausoleums of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto during last five (05) years.     

 

 

5296.      *Dr. Seema Zia: Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Internal and external borrowing by the Sindh Government as of 17-09-2019

alongwith department service during 2016-17 and 2017-19?

 

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

The details of Internal and external borrowing as of 31-12-2019 was as under:

(i)                 Internal and External Borrowing (31.12.2019)   Rs in million

 

Category

Amount outstanding (PKR In million)

 

External loan

413,806

 

Internal Loan

12,437

 

Total

426,243

 

(i)                         Debt Servicing (PKR In million)

Year

Principal

Interest

Total

2016-17

8,380

4,842

13,222

2017-18

9,694

5,356

15,050

2018-19

13,805

5,007

18,812

*Bi-annual Debt bulletin may also be referred which is being published bi-annually by Finance Department, Govt. of Sindh







 

5307.      *Dr. Seema Zia: Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Annual budgets of Civil Hospitals Larkana, Kamber, Hyderabad and Karachi from June 2015 to May 2019 along with extension/renovation work carried out during same period in those facilities?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

The annual budget of Civil Hospital Larkana, Kamber, Hyderabad and Karachi from June 2015 to May 2018 including allocation of M&R has already been replied in the previous starred question No.4433 of Dr. Seema Zia, MPA (Annexure-I).

The rest of period of the instant question remain financial year 2018-19, regarding annual budget of Civil Hospital Larkana, Kamber, Hyderabad and Karachi from June 2018 to May 2019 including allocation of M&R are as under :-

S.No

Year

Name of Hospital

Total Allocation 

Total Expenditure  

M&R Allocation

M&R

Expenditure

1.

2018-19

Liaquat Medical College Hospital Hyderabad.

3,613,930,390

3,388,923,556

76,398,326

72,792,726

2.

Civil Hospital Karachi.

4,134,917,851

3,521,017,387

58,722,250

24,063,242

3.

Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana.

2,079,635,630

1,809,007,400

20,151,750

13,512,820

4.

 

Civil Hospital Kambar

126,033,642

109,658,721

168,250

147,750

Total

9,954,517,513

8,828,607,064

155,440,576

110,516,538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides, there are number of ADP schemes on the Development side for civil Hospital Hyderabad,  Civil Hospital Larkana and DHQ Hospital Kamber the details of their on-going ADP schemes during the financial year 2018-19 are as under:-

LIAQUAT MEDICAL HOSPITAL / COLLEGE, HYDERABAD:-                                               Rs in million

Financial year

ADP No.

Sector / sub-sector / name of scheme

Estimated Cost

Throwfwd as on 01.07.18

Allocation for 2018-19

Release for 2018-19

Expenditure

2018-19

 

438

Establishment of 50 bedded Medical & Surgical ICU and Expansion of Casualty & OPD Department at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad.

283.534

0.158

0.158

17.158

17.000

439

Strengthening of Liaquat University Hospital, construction of administration block, kitchen block, and neurosurgery block at Hyderabad & improvement of wards & drainage system at Hyderabad & Jamshoro.

182.619

3.400

3.400

16.000

15.998

440

Establishment of Cardio thoracic Surgery Department at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad (Revised).

376.667

331.624

86.551

5.776

0.709

441

Establishment of new burns ward at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad.

161.302

 

132.656

64.715

32.358

32.331

442

Provision of machinery, equipment and furniture for Liaquat University Hospital at Hyderabad & Jamshoro.

568.043

530.543

150.000

37.500

37.016

443

Establishment of 30 Bedded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad.

271.423

271.423

85.570

64.179

64.146

Total

1843.588

1269.804

390.394

172.971

167.200

CHANDKA MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL LARKANA:-

Financial year

ADP No.

Sector / sub-sector / name of scheme

Estimated Cost

Throwfwd as on 01.07.18

Allocation for 2018-19

Release for 2018-19

Expenditure

2018-19

444

Construction of main store & provision for  CC TV & cold chain at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad/Jamshoro.

267.498

213.946

213.946

15.422

0.000

445

Establishment of 50 bedded Medical & Surgical ICU and expansion of Casualty & OPD Department at CMC Hospital, Larkana (Revised).

219.989

207.489

35.781

5.000

0.000

446

Construction of operation theaters for ophthalmology and strengthening of Trauma Center at CMC Hospital, Larkana.

269.241

253.616

80.000

40.000

0.000

491

Up-gradation of Provincial Health Development Centre (PHDC) to the level of Sindh Health Institute of Training & Research.

1111.211

339.109

198.853

149.139

137.760

Total

1867.939

1014.160

528.580

209.561

137.760

DHQ HOSPITAL KAMBER:-

Financial year

ADP No.

Sector / sub-sector / name of scheme

Estimated Cost

Throw fwd as on 01.07.18

Allocation for 2018-19

Release for 2018-19

Expenditure

2018-19

571

Up-gradation of THQ Hospitals at Shahdadkot, Qubo Saeed Khan, Nasirabad, Sajawal and Miro Khan.

410.536

181.029

100.000

31.037

31.036

Total

410.536

181.029

100.000

31.037

31.036

 

Thus, the allocation, release & expenditure position of above given hospitals both on non-development & Development side are given in above mentioned table.

5427.      *Mr. Khurrum Sher Zaman:          Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Loan taken by Sindh Government from local and International Banks or Agencies during 2008 to 2018 including the head under which the same utilized?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

Foreign Loan Portfolio (2008-18)

Name of Donor (Government / Bank / Organization)

Purpose or project

Type of Funding

Year

Currency of Loan

Amount in FC

ADB

Sindh Coastal Community Development Project

Loan

2008

USD

29,832,866

ADB

Sindh Growth Rural Revitalization Program-I

Loan

2008

USD

100,230,504

Japan

Rural Road Construction project II Sindh

Loan

2008

¥

71,853,820

IDA

Sindh Education Sector Project (SEP)

Loan

2009

USD

284,177,984

IDA

Sindh On-Farm Water Management Project

Loan

2009

USD

45,668,970

ADB

Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program

Loan

2009

USD

38,011,506

ADB

Sindh Growth Rural Revitalization Program-I

Loan

2010

USD

119,662,239

IDA

Sindh Education Sector Program

Loan

2011

USD

45,474,144

IDA

Sindh Skills Development Project

Loan

2011

SDR

13,400,000

ADB

Flood Emergency reconstruction Project I

Loan

2011

USD

44,385,600

ADB

Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program(Ordinary Op.)

Loan

2012

USD

12,999,956

IDA

2nd Sindh Education Sector Program

Loan

2013

SDR

259,600,000

IDA

Sindh Agriculture Growth Project

Loan

2014

SDR

49,400,000

IDA

Enhanced Nutrition for Mothers & Children

Loan

2014

SDR

23,500,000

IDA

Sindh water Sector Improvement Phase I Project

Loan

2015

SDR

93,100,000

IDA

Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project

Loan

2015

SDR

33,900,000

IDA

Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity enhancement pro.

Loan

2015

SDR

132,700,000

IDA

Sindh Barrages Improvement Projet

Loan

2015

SDR

133,700,000

ADB

Sindh Provincial Road Improvement Project.

Loan

2015

USD

116,797,632

IDA

National Immunization Support Project

Loan

2016

USD

51,140,704

IDA

Sindh Resilience Project

Loan

2016

USD

100,000,000

IDA

Karachi Neighborhood improvement project

Loan

2017

SDR

62,800,000

IDA

Sindh enhancing response to reduce stunning project

Loan

2017

SDR

45,500,000

ADB

Public Private Partnership Investment in Sindh Province

Loan

2017

USD

7,323,840

ADB

Red Bus Transit

Loan

2018

USD

3,230,000

Korea

Children Hospital Sukkur

Loan

2018

KRW

2,880,000

Total                                                                                                                1,921,269,765

 

 

5818.      *Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Qureshi:             Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

Current PFC Award formula for distribution of funds to each District during financial year 2018-19 alongwith amount allocated to each District?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

It is submitted that the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) was constituted in 2016, under the Sindh Local Government Act (SLGA), 2013 and its first introductory meeting was held in June, 2017. Whereas, formal meeting for allocation of OZT share according to PFC formula has not been held yet, therefore, tentative share has been distributed to all Local Councils with the approval of competent authority i.e Hounrable Chief Minister Sindh. The amount allocated to each District for the financial year 2018-19 is at (Annexure-I Placed on the Table of the House).

It is further mention here that after first P.F.C formula in 2007 (Annexure-II Placed on the Table of the House) the tentative share of all Local Councils have been revised as under:-

                                                                                                                                                                (Rs. In Million)

Share of All Local Councils in Sindh

Single Line Transfer (SLT)

OZT Share

Increase %

Remarks

2006-07

42738.128

13545.076

-

The Single Line Transfer was being released to District Government under Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001 which was suspended in 2011 when District Govt. dissolved.

2014-15

-

36,274.764

10% & 20%

10% Increase in MCs at District Headquarter and 20% to other Local Councils in Sindh.

2015-16

-

37,374.994

15%

-

2017-18

-

43,931.762

15% of OZT

15% increased in Basic Pay

2018-19

-

48,111.673

-

+-

 

5819.      *Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Qureshi:             Will the Minister for Finance be pleased to state:-

                    Time by when review of N.F.C award will take place?

ANSWER

 SYED MURAD ALI SHAH (CHIEF MINISTER) MINISTER FOR FINANCE:

In pursuance of clause (1) of Article 160 of the Constitution of Pakistan, the President shall constitute a National Finance Commission within six months of the commencing day and thereafter at intervals not exceeding five years.   As per clause (2) of Article 160, it shall be the duty of the National Finance Commission to make recommendations to the President. 

The 7th National Finance Commission was awarded vide Presidential Order No.5 of 2010 (Annex-I Placed on the Table of the House).  After that, 8th & 9th National Finance Commissions were constituted vide Finance Division’s Notifications dated 21st July, 2010 & 24th April, 2015 respectively (Annex-II & III Placed on the Table of the House).   However, the recommendations for both 8th & 9th NFCs could not be finalized by the Commission.  As per clause (1) of Article 160, the maximum tenure of the NFC is five years to review the NFC Award.  Presently, 10th NFC exists to review the NFC Award, which was notified by Finance Division, GoP on 21st July, 2020 (Annex-IV Placed on the Table of the House).

 

DATED:                                                                                                        G.M UMAR FAROOQ

KARACHI THE 21ST APRIL, 2021                                                                 SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH