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Sitting on 23rd April 2021

List of Business  |  Summary of Proceedings

List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 23RD APRIL, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 23rd April, 2021 at 02.00 P.M.

 

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

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.     QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr Department)

 

III.    CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

01-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 02 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. NUSRAT BANO SEHAR ABBASI, MPA: The attention of this House is drawn to the issue of non-payment of salaries to the 300 teaching and non-teaching employees of the Quaid-e-Awam University Larkana Campus. The said employees are being denied their salaries without any reasonable grounds on part of the Quaid-e-Awam University Administration, Nawabshah. This has led to the serious financial constraints being faced by the employees of the said campus. Will the Honourable Minister for Universities and Boards Department specify the steps taken for the redressal of this issue?


02-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 04 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ADEEL AHMED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for SGA&CD may please apprise the House of what action has been taken against the concerned administrative officers who have failed to implement the Government price lists in the market?


03-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 03 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RABIA KHATTON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that about shortage of Water Supply in Karachi especially in Korangi Town. Kindly inform what steps have been taken by Government for improvement of water supply in this warmest summer in affected areas of Korangi Town?


04-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 01 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SHAHZAD QURESHI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that owing to the pandemic, students are to be imparted online education, however the technological infrastructure is not available in these Government schools, neither is internet accessible to students nor can they afford the internet connectivity. Whether the Sindh Government can provide recorded lectures to the students of Government schools in USB Flash Drive to continue imparting education to the students?

 

05-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 05 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RANA ANSAR, MPA: Will the Minister for Women Development, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that instead of doing operation, rape has been committed with a woman in a private hospital of Larkana; what action has been taken by the department against the hospital and the staff involved in the said incident?                     

 

IV.    LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.     PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 02 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD QASIM, MPA REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESOLUTION PASSED IN DECEMBER, 2019.

 

VI.    ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 03 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. NIDA KHUHRO, MPA REGARDING UNJUSTIFIABLE INCREASE IN PRICES OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES.

 

VII.   PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT BILLS:

 

01- Bill No. 19 of 2019-The Sindh Regularization of Teachers appointed on Contract Basis (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

 

02- Bill No. 02 of 2021-The Sindh Child Protection Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

22ND APRIL, 2021                                      SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY, THE 23RD APRIL, 2021

 

46.       *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that no audit of any District Zakat Committee accounts has been done during 01-07-2017 to 30-06-2018;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of any irregularities reported?

ANSWER

 

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

It is mandatory requirement under Section-11 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011, the Auditor General shall conduct annual audit of the Sindh Zakat Fund, District Zakat Fund and Local Zakat Fund including the accounts of a Deducting Agency or an institution receiving Zakat (Annexure-A Placed on the Table of the House)

Internal Auditors are also regularly conducting audit of District Zakat Fund, Local Zakat Funds and Institutions receiving assistance out of Zakat fund. The details of external audit are as under:

Sr. No.

Name of District

Last audit conducted

Remarks

1

Karachi Korangi

--

Newly created District. No audit conducted yet.

2

Karachi East

30-06-2016

In pursuance of Section-11 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011, the Directorate of Zakat Audit Government of Pakistan Islamabad has issued schedule of audit of different District Zakat & Ushr Committees every year.          It is pertinent to mention here that the Zakat Department has no role in issuance of schedule of Zakat Audit.

3

Karachi West

30-06-2017

4

Karachi South

30-06-2018

5

Karachi Central

30-06-2015

6

Karachi Malir

30-06-2015

7

Hyderabad

30-06-2016

8

Matiari

30-06-2018

9

Tando M Khan

30-06-2018

10

Tando Allahyar

30-06-2018

11

Badin

30-06-2016

12

Thatta

30-06-2017

13

Dadu

30-06-2017

14

Jamshoro

30-06-2017

15

Mirpurkhas

30-06-2018

16

Tharparkar

30-06-2017

17

Umerkot

30-06-2017

18

Sanghar

30-06-2017

19

Larkana

30-06-2016

20

Kamber

30-06-2017

21

Jacobabad

30-06-2018

22

Kashmore

30-06-2016

23

Shikarpur

30-06-2018

24

Sukkur

30-06-2017

25

Khairpur

30-06-2016

26

S. Benazirabad

30-06-2017

27

N. Feroze

30-06-2018

28

Ghotki

30-06-2017

29

Sujawal

--

Newly created District.

No audit conducted yet.

 

 

 

244.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it fact that a project of  construction of  Dargha Shah Yakeek district Sajawal with cost of Rs. 7.000 millions was to be completed by June, 2018;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of work completed to date?

 

ANSWER

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR: 

The scheme “Construction of Dargah Shah Yakeek District Sujawal is ongoing scheme of ADP 2019-20 at Gen. Sr. No. 39 with approved cost of  Rs. 7.000 million and the amount of Rs. 3.421 million has been incurred upto June 2019. The allocation of Rs. 3.063 million kept in ADP 2019-20 and 100 % funds released to executing agency and the work is in progress.

The plinth beam has been laid and the column has been erected & quite a lot of block masonry work has been carried out. The scheme will be completed by June, 2020 in all respect.


245.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it fact that a project of  construction of  musafir khana lavatory blocks and    up-gradation of graves at Dargha Usman Shah MirpurKhas road Hyderabad and allied facilities at Dargha Baba Salah-uddin Kotri Hyderabad, Jacobabad with cost of Rs. 39.875 millions is to be completed by June, 2019;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of work completed and amount spent to date? 

ANSWER

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR: 

The scheme “Construction of Musafirkhana, Lavatory block & up-gradation of graves at Dargah Usman Shah Mirpurkhas road Hyderabad and provision of allied facilities at Dargah Baba Salahuddin Kotri ADP No. 40 of 2019-20” is being undertaken by Auqaf Department with an estimated cost of Rs. 38.951 million and the amount of Rs. 5.000 has been incurred upto June 2019, the funds of Rs.12.000 million allocated in ADP 2019-20 from which 25% amount of Rs. 3.000 million released to executing agency the work is under progress and the scheme will be completed by June 2021.

The demolition of old structure & Marble flooring work is being carried out at Dargah Baba Salahuddin Kotri and the amount of Rs. 5.000 million is spent upto June 2019.

 

2674.   *Mr. Shah Nawaz Jadoon:    Will the Minister for Auqf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

Procedure of distributing zakat fund in deserving students of schools alongwith amount distributed in the district West Karachi under the head of zakat during 2017 to 2018 December?

ANSWER

 

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

Hon’able High Court of Sindh Circuit Court Hyderabad passed orders dated 29-12-2016 and 26-09-2017 in C.P. No. D-2248 OF 2013, D-3651 of 2016, D-214 OF 2017, D-652 OF 2017 AND D-857 OF 2017 that Zakat fund under the head of Educational Stipend should be allocated to all public sector / government universities as well as degree colleges on proportionate basis directly, not through the District Zakat & Ushr Committee. Hence no Zakat funds under the head of Educational Stipend provided to District West Karachi during 2017. Since 2018-19 Zakat funds under the head of Educational Stipend are provided to public sector / government universities directly by Zakat and Ushr Department.

 

2676.   *Mr. Shah Nawaz Jadoon:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

Number of deserving widows, orphans, labour and old age person distributed grant in district west Karachi during year 2017-18?

ANSWER

 

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR: 

Disbursement of Zakat funds have been made by the District Zakat & Ushr Committees after determination of Istehqaq by Local Zakat & Ushr Committees concerned. The details of number of deserving widows, orphans, laborers and old age persons distributed grant in District Zakat & Ushr Committee Karachi West during 2017-18 are as under (Annexure-A Placed on the Table of the House):-

Name of Head

No. of deserving persons given assistance

during 2017-18

Widows

Orphans

Laborers

Old age

Guzara Allowance

3124

458

1420

1566

Stipend to students of Deeni Madaris

-

-

-

-

Health Care

List of patients retained in the Hospitals.

Social Welfare / Rehabilitation

12

11

19

38

Marriage Assistance to un-married women

-

23

-

-

 

Amount paid during 2017-18

Widows

Orphans

Laborers

Old age

Guzara Allowance

43,736,000

6,412,000

19,880,000

21,924,000

Stipend to students of Deeni Madaris

-

-

-

-

Health Care

List of patients retained in the Hospitals.

Social Welfare / Rehabilitation

60,000

55,000

95,000

190,000

Marriage Assistance to un-married women

-

230,000

-

-

 

2753.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:      Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

(a)   Criteria adopted by the government to distribute Zakat and Ushr among deserving poor people of Sindh?

(b)   Number of Zakat members committee?

ANSWER

 

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

            Criteria for distribution of Zakat fund among deserving poor people of Sindh has been laid down in Section-8 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011 as under:-

8. Utilization of Zakat Fund: The moneys in Zakat Fund shall be utilized for the following purposes, namely –

(a)        assistance to the needy, the indigent and the poor particularly orphans and widows, the handicapped and the disabled, eligible to receive Zakat under Shariah for their subsistence or rehabilitation, either directly or indirectly through deeni madaris or educational, vocational or social intuitions, public hospitals, charitable institutions and other institution providing health care:

            Provided that the lists of the individuals to be assisted directly and of the institutions through which assistance is to be given from a Zakat Fund shall be prepared and maintained in such form and manner as may be prescribed;

In view of Section-14, 15 and 16 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011 number of members in District Zakat Committee, Taluka Zakat Committee and Local Zakat Committee are as under:-

(3)   The District Committee shall consist of – Sub-Section (3) of Section-14 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011provides as under:

(a)        a Chairman, who shall be non-official, the District Officer (Revenue), District Officer (Health) and District Officer (Education) of the district and two women from within the district who shall not be less than thirty five years of age and one non-official member from each Taulka or sub-division in the district:

Provided that, where the number of Talukas in a district is less than five, the number of members other than the Chairman and the women members shall be raised to seven:

            Provided further that, in any district where there is a District Social Welfare Officer appointed by Government, the District Committee may co-opt him as a member of the Committee, ex-officio;

(b)        The District Zakat Officer, who shall also be the Secretary of the Committee;

 

Taluka Zakat Committee:- Sub-Section (3) of Section-15 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011 provides as under:-

(3)   The Taluka Committee or Town Committee shall consist of the Deputy District Officer (Revenue), two women members who shall not be less than thirty five years of age and six members to be elected, in the prescribed manner, by the Chairmen of the Local Committees of the, Taluka or Town committee, from amongst themselves:

Local Zakat:- Sub-Section (3) of Section-16 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act,      2011 provides as under:-

(3)  The Local Committee shall consist of nine members, of whom two shall be Muslim women who are not less than thirty five years of age.

 

 

 

3568.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:      Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that persons provided jobs in Zakat and Ushar Department during 2018-2019;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative Grade-wise detail thereof including criteria followed?

ANSWER

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

No General appointment was made in Zakat & Ushr Department, Government of Sindh during 2018-2019. However following three persons were appointed on deceased quota in Zakat & Ushr Department after fulfilling all codal formalities.

Sr.No.

Name of Candidate

Post with BPS

01

Mr. Azmat Ali Pahnhwar                S/o (Late) Shouakt Ali Pahnwar

Accounts Clerk

(BPS-07)

02

Mr. Zaheer Zaman                             S/o (Late) Athar Zaman Samejo

Accounts Clerk

(BPS-07)

03

Mr. Abdul Khalique                       S/o (Late) Faiz Muhammad Pahnyar

Makandar                (BPS-01)

 

3812.   *Mr. Rabistan Khan: Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

Procedure of distribution of Zakat Fund in deserving students of schools along with amount distributed in the district west Karachi under the Head of Zakat during 01/07/2017 to 31/03/2019?

ANSWER

 

MS. HEER SOHO, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

Hon’able High Court of Sindh Circuit Court Hyderabad passed orders dated 29-12-2016 and 26-09-2017 in C.P. No. D-2248 OF 2013, D-3651 of 2016, D-214 OF 2017, D-652 OF 2017 AND D-857 OF 2017 that Zakat fund under the head of Educational Stipend should be allocated to all public sector / government universities as well as degree colleges on proportionate basis directly, not through the District Zakat & Ushr Committee. Hence no Zakat funds under the head of Educational Stipend provided to District West Karachi during 2017. Since 2018-19 Zakat funds under the head of Educational Stipend are provided to public sector / government universities directly by Zakat and Ushr Department.

 

 

KARACHI:                                                                            G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 22ND APRIL, 2021                                                   SECRETARY

                                                                                              PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH