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Sitting on 28th June 2021

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 28TH JUNE, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the legislature on Monday, the 28TH JUNE, 2021 at 02:00 P.M.

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

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department)

 

III.    LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

IV.    PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 03 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA REGARDING VIOLATION OF RULE 144 OF RULES OF PROCEDURE, PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH, 2013.

 

V.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 06 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SHAMIM MUMTAZ, MPA REGARDING NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS IN KARACHI CITY.

 

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 Motor Vehicles Taxation 9Amendment) Bill, 2021.

02. The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2021.

03.The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

04.The Abdul Majid Bhurgri Institute of Language Engineering Bill, 2019.

 

VII.   GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 14 OF 2021-THE SINDH PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND OTHER MEDIA PRACTITIONERS BILL, 2021 FOR RE-CONSIDERATION.

 

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

 

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

27TH JUNE, 2021                                       SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

EXCISE, TAXATION & NARCOTICS CONTROL DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY, THE 28TH JUNE, 2021

 

1142.     *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:           Will the Minister for Excise &Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that illegal drugs were seized during 01-01-2015 to 31-12-2016 in the province;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative month wise quantity destroyed?

 

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

(a)    Yes, following illegal drugs, were seized during 01-01-2015 to 31-12-2016 in the province:-

 

i)              Heroine 21 Kgs 776 Gram

ii)            Chars 10,454 Kgs 560 Gram

iii)          Opium 10 Kgs 560 Gram

iv)          Bhang 6,663 Kgs 200 Gram

 

(b)   The seized goods are now case property, which are under trial in the concerned courts and shall be destroyed after the disposal of cases and with the approval of the competent court.

 

1162.     *Mr. Saeed Ahmed:  Will the Minister for Excise &Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that motor vehicle tax recovered in each District of Karachi during financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18;

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

 

ANSWER

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

No, it is not a fact. Motor Vehicle Tax Collection in the Karachi region is centralized through its main office situated at Civic Center, Karachi. 12 other NBP branches have also been authorized to collect Motor Vehicle Tax in Karachi. Moreover, Motor Vehicles are moveable property and the owner is at liberty to pay the Motor Vehicle Tax at any authorized place throughout the Province. However, details of Motor Vehicle Tax collected in Karachi During the Period of 2016-17 and 2017-18 is as under:-

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COLLECTION POINT

COLLECTION DURING 2016-17 RS. IN MILLION

COLLECTION DURING 2017-18 RS. IN MILLION

1

Civic Centre, Karachi.

1666.995

1761.926

2

NBP Branches in Karachi

164.297

180.237

Total

1831.292

1942.163

 

 

1600.     *Ms. Sadia Javed:     Will the Minister for Excise &Taxation be pleased to state:-

Number of fake documented motor vehicles seized by Excise & Taxation Department during last 10 years?

ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

The Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department has not seized any fake documented Motor Vehicles during last ten years as the authority to seize such Vehciles lies with police and Customs Departments.

It is pertinent to inform that the Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control department conducts road checking campaigns on quarterly basis in order to seize the documents of the defaulting vehicles. Moreover, vehicles with heavy amount of tax dues are temporarily impounded and upon payment of Motor Vehicle Tax dues, documents of defaulting Vehicles / impounded vehicles are released immediately.

 

 

2543.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for Excise &Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)      Is it a fact that a scheme of construction of offices of Excise and Taxation in three districts i.e.  Kashmor, Kambar and Sujawal is at purview of your department;

(b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, present position, amount allocated and date of completion of the same?

 

ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

              Answer to (a) is in negation.

  The construction of offices of excise and taxation in three districts, are not in the purview of this Department.

 

 

2692.     *Ms. Tanzila Umm-e- Habiba:  Will the Minister for Excise & Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that Government have any Department for the security feature number plate;

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

 

                                                                          ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

No, it is not a fact.

None of the Department of Government of Sindh manufactures the Security Featured Number Plates. However, M/s. National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), is an organization working under the Ministry of Defense Production, Government of Pakistan has approached Government of Sindh with the proposal for the supply of Security Featured Number Plates.

 

 

2825.     *Mr. Muhammad Aslam Abro:       Will the Minister for Excise & Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)            Is it a fact that our law permits serving alcohol in restaurants;

(b)            If answer to (a) above is negative, why the Government is not taking action against such violation?

ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

No. It is not a fact.

No law permits serving alcohol in restaurants.

The concerned authorities take action upon receipt of intelligence / authentic information as and when received.

The Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department is committed to perform its role in collaboration and coordination with the all law enforcement agencies working in this connection.

 

3225.     *Mr. Muhammad Rashid Khilji:     Will the Minister for Excise & Taxation be pleased to state:-

        Number of registered commercial and non-commercial vehicles in Hyderabad region?

ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

The Details Number oF Commercial and Non-Commercial Vehicles Registered in Hyderabad Region as on 30-06-2020 is as under:

 

Commercial

Non-Commercial

43085

13791

 

 

3663.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:      Will the Minister for Excise & Taxation be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that registration booklets are to be replaced with computerized cards?

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reason thereof including fee to be charged?

ANSWER

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control:

 

(a)    Yes, it is a fact that Registration Certificates / Registration Booklets are to be replaced with Security Featured M.V.R Smart Cards. In this regard, the agreement / contract is signed between Excise Taxation & Narcotics Control Department and M/S Inbox Business Technologies Pvt. Ltd. However for want of amendment in relevant Motor Vehicle Laws & Rules, its implementation could not be started. However, since now the required change in the relevant law has been made, the Smart Card will be issued soon.

 

 

(b)   The replacement is being processed due to security reasons and to stop / avoid any forgery / fabrication in the record / data pertaining to any vehicle, as the Security Featured M.V.R Smart Card contains various Security features.

 

It is decided that the first time fee at the time of registration for the issuance of Security Featured M.V.R Smart Card will be charged as Rs. 750/- (Seven Hundred Fifty Rupees) and fee at the time of change of ownership / alteration / duplicate card will be charged as Rs. 800/- (Eight Hundred Rupees Only).

 

 

 

KARACHI:                                                                 G.M UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 27TH JUNE, 2021                                        SECRETARY

                                                                                    PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH