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Sitting on 24th May 2021

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 24TH MAY, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 24th May, 2021 at 02.00 P.M.

 

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

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.     QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Mines & Mineral Development Department)

 

III.    CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

01-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 01 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. KHURRAM SHER ZAMAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that hundreds of dog bite on daily basis in the Province of Sindh. What is the reason of failure in this regard even after being in power since last 14 years?


02-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 05 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that on 05th April, 2021 due to fire broken in Finance Department of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board government property and other important government record destroyed/ burnt; if so, the reasons & details thereof alongwith action taken by the department?


03-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 04 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD SHABBIR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Religious Affairs, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that it is common for the people to mix torn and weak pages of Holy Quran into the sea at Neti Geti Bridge for the sanctity of the Holy Book but it has been observed that the water is polluted with drain water. It is a serious matter that sacred book in sea Islamic Country was being dishonoured. It is demanded that the said practice be stopped at once?


04-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 03 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. MANGLA SHARMA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that Safe City Project was to be completed in Karachi but not completed as now; What steps taken by the department in this regard?

 

05-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 02 OF 2021; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SHAH NAWAZ JADOON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the shortage of drinking water in my Constituency Kemari/ Sultanabad has been acute. Steps be taken to solve the issue or any steps have been already taken; if so detail thereof?                  

 

IV.    LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.     PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

  

VI.    ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 01 OF 2021, GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. GHAZALA SIAL, MPA REGARDING ADOPTION OF 2017 CENSUS RESULTS BY THE COUNCIL OF COMMON INTERESTS.

 

 

VII.   ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILLS:

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

                      

01-     The Sindh Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates Bill, 2021.

 

02-     The Sindh Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

 

03-     The Millenium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship Bill, 2020.

 

 

VIII.  PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON HIGHER, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, SCHOOL EDUCATION (UPTO MATRICULATION) AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 08 OF 2019-THE ABDUL MAJID BHURGRI INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE ENGINEERING BILL, 2019.

 

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

 

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

23RD MAY, 2021                                        SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

MINES & MINERAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY, THE 24TH MAY, 2021

 

2552    *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that a scheme of feasibility study of Granite Deposits in District Tharparkar was to be completed by 2018 with estimated cost of RS-50.000 million;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the current status of the scheme?

ANSWER

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

(a)    It is a fact that the scheme of feasibility study of Granite Deposit District Tharparkar with an estimated cost of Rs 50.00 Million is underway and field work and study report has been completed.

 

b)   (i) The Draft Release Order (DRO) for final  payment of the remaining amount has been sent to Finance  Department. After this payment the scheme will be completed and closed within the current financial year.

(ii) The delay in the scheme was due to the onset of Covid-19 and shortage of funds in the last financial years.

 

2563.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that a scheme of training of mining skills of displaced population of Sindh due to impact of climate change (Thatta, Tharparkar, Hyderabad, Karachi, Sukkur, Khairpur, Dadu, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Badin, Larkana) is at purview of your department;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, date of start and completion of the same?

ANSWER

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

(a) (i) Sindh Government has established Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) to provide vocational training to the public including displaced population.

(ii) Energy Department in Thar is also carrying out various trainings related to coal mining sector.

(iii) Scheme for training in Granite mining will be introduced once the Cabinet approves Granite Mining policy in Karonjhar Range.

(b) As above.

 

 

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

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

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

ANSWER

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

It is a fact that there are total eight (08) Cement Factories exit in Sindh Province from which Six (06) are operational. The details of the same is as under:

Sr. No.

Name of Factory

Remarks

1.

M/s. Thatta Cement Company Limited

Functional

2.

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

Functional

3.

M/s. Lucky Cement (Pvt) Limited

Functional

 

4.

M/s. Al-Abbas Cement (Pvt) Limited

Functional

5.

M/s. Zeal Pak Cement (Pvt) Limited

Functional
(restart from July 2018)

6.

M/s. Papular Cement Industries (Pvt) Limited (Former Dada Bhoy Cement)

Functional

7.

M/s. Associate Cement Rohri

(Rohri Cement)

Non-Functional

8.

M/s. Anwar Zaib White Cement Limited

Non-Functional

 

It is further stated that M/s. Zeal Pak Cement limited has been restarted in the year 2018, while the cement factories mentioned above at Sr. Nos. 7 to 8 are closed.

(b)       The statement showing year wise production and revenue/income generated from the above mentioned cement factories from Sr. Nos. 01 to 4 for five (05) years are at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

4816.   *Dr. Seema Zia:         Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

Laws passed by Sindh Assembly related to Mines and Minerals Department during May 2008 to May, 2018 including status of implementation of the same as of August, 2018?

ANSWER

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

Although, no law has been passed by Sindh Assembly related to Mines and Mineral Development Department during May 2008 to May 2018, however the drafts of following two (02) laws have been vetted by Law Department and will now be submitted before the Sindh Assembly through Sindh Cabinet.

 

I.       Sindh Mines and Minerals Governance Act, 2020

II.    Sindh Metalliferous Mines Act, 2020

 

4934    *Mr. Muhammad Riaz Haider:       Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that other important minerals also  exist in the province except coal reservoirs;

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

ANSWER

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

(a)       It is a fact that other important minerals also exist in the province in addition to coal reservoirs.

 

(b)      The details of significant minerals except coal reservoirs are at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

4935    *Mr. Muhammad Riaz Haider:       Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)        Whether any industrial plan or industrial state   exist   in the Province regarding minerals;

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

ANSWER

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

(a)    (i) A plan for establishment of an industrial estate called Marble City Project is being executed under Sindh Board of Investment, at Northern Bypass Karachi West, at the cost of 5000 Million.

 

(ii) Mines and Mineral Development Department through a Fact Finding Committee’s Recommendations has proposed to establish a Granite City in Tharparkar -to facilitate the establishment of local granite industry and provide basic facilities, which will be submitted for approval of Cabinet shortly.

 

(b) As above.

4936    *Mr. Muhammad Riaz Haider:       Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)   Whether anybody for exploring the Minerals in Sindh existing under the department,

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

ANSWER

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

(a)   An Exploration Wing headed by a Director is established in the Mines and Mineral Development Department to explore minerals.

 

(b)   The Exploration Wing has executed the following:

·         Study of Dimension and Cut Stone Deposits in Thatta, Jamshoro and Dadu Districts of Sindh.

·         Geo-Database Centre has been established at Director General Office.

·         Feasibility study of granite deposits in district Tharparkar is in final stage.

·         Sindh Granite Policy is in formulation process.

·         A project to prepare a comprehensive mineral profile of the province is under consideration of Planning and Development for next financial years ADP schemes. This project will determine the location, quality and quantity of all the important minerals in the province and assist in attracting investment in mining sector.


5606    *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:      Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that all minerals below a certain ground level are the property of the Government;

(b) If answer to (a) above is affirmative, is any compensation paid to the owners of the Land?

ANSWER

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

(a)    As per law, all the underground minerals (excluding petroleum, gas and uranium) are the property of Provincial Government.

 

(b)   Annual rent is taken in case the land belongs to the Government. In case of private land, the rate is assessed under revenue and rent law in the relevent district. If no such assessment can be made, the rate is determined by Licensing Authority as per rule 102 (i) b of Sindh Mining Concession Rules, 2002, which is reproduced as under:

“102 Rental and Renewal Fees-

(1)   The holder of a mineral title or a mineral permit shall pay an annual rental in respect of the area to which the mineral title or permit relates –

(a)   in the case of the lands belonging to the government in accordance with the second schedule and sub rule(2);

(b)   in the case of private lands to the owner or occupier of such lands as the case may be at a rate assessable under the revenue and rent law in the district which the land is situated or no such assessment can be made at such rate as licensing authority may determine.

 

6562    *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:      Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

     (a) Is it a fact that the department has prepared a “Sindh Mineral policy”

(b) If answer to (a) above is affirmative, cost and details of the same?

ANSWER

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

(a)   It is a fact that the scheme “Sindh Mineral Policy” is reflected in ADP-2020-21 at Sr. No. 1495, with an estimated cost of 10 Million Rupees.

 

(b)   As above.

 

6566    *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:      Will the Minister for Mines & Mineral be pleased to state:-

      (a)  Is it a fact that the department held auctions for various mineral royalty rights during 2019-20;

      (b) If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of bid amount and recovered to-date?

 

ANSWER

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

(a)    It is a fact that the Department advertised for the auctions of various minerals’ royalty rights during the year 2019-20. The details of the same is as under:

 

Sr.

District

Dates of Open Auction Conduct  through Advertisements Published in leading News papers

Remarks/ Bid Amount

1

Karachi

(Excluding District Malir).

i)  26-06-2019

ii) 23-07-2019

iii) 22-08-2019

iv) 19-09-2019

v) 10-10-2019

vi) 28-11-2019

vii) 07-01-2020

viii) 19-02-2020

ix) 19-03-2020

Auction could not be materialized despite 09 attempts after 09 times publications in leading newspapers. As a result, the collection was made by the department from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020,  as per Rule-98 (5) of Sindh Mining Concession
Rules-2002, the same is reproduced as under: 

“Royalty on minerals mentioned in the Fourth Schedule will be realized through public auction. In case auction do not materialize government may collect the royalty through any procedure as deemed fit”

2

Dadu Jamshoro

-Do-

-Do-

3

Khairpur

-Do-

-Do-

4

Sukkur

-Do-

-Do-

5

Thatta

Auctioned on
26-06-19

Auctioned on 26-7-19 and awarded to contractor. The contractual amount comes to Rs.6,95,01,586/-

 

6

Qamber Shahdadkot

Auctioned on
26-06-19

Auctioned on dated 26-7-19 and awarded to contractor. The contractual amount comes to  Rs.11,52,862/-.

 

(b)   The details of the bid amount and recovered amount of auctioned districts for the year 2019-20 is given as under:

 

Sr

District

Bid Amount

Recovered amount

1

Thatta

Rs.6,95,01,586/-

Rs.71,016,486/-

(including departmental collection for 25 days)

2

Qamber Shahdadkot

Rs.11,52,862/-

Rs.11,52,862/-

3

Karachi (Excluding District Malir).

Auction was not materialized

Rs. 10,034,600/-

 

4

Dadu & Jamshoro

-Do-

Rs.14,626,700/-

5

Khairpur

-Do-

Rs.4,910,000/-

6

Sukkur

-Do-

Rs.5,508,600/-

 

 

 

KARACHI:                                                                               G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE, 21ST MAY, 2021                                                      SECRETARY

                                                                                        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH