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‘Delay in development projects in KP’s merged districts is because of differences between MNAs’

Senate body gives officials of the finance division 15 days to submit records

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
‘Delay in development projects in KP’s merged districts is because of differences between MNAs’

Senate body gives officials of the finance division 15 days to submit records

The Senate’s Standing Committee on State and Frontier Regions (Safron) expressed displeasure over not being briefed about the development projects in the newly-merged districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which were previously known as FATA.

The standing committee held a meeting on Friday. “The local administration has statistics but not the relevant record,” said Senator Hidayatullah Khan while chairing the meeting after chairperson Taj Muhammed Afridi had left.

The Senate body summoned the Federal Board of Revenue chairperson and officials from the finance division. It gave a 15-day deadline to submit the record in the next meeting. We won’t tolerate any excuse next time, he said.

Safron Secretary Muhammad Aslam told the committee that the FBR chairperson has notified in a summary that the merged districts will be exempted from tax for five years.

Related: Courts are up and running in KP’s merged districts

The FBR officials responded that the cabinet makes decisions about the statuary regulatory order notifications. Now, if people from Punjab install a factory in the merged districts, they will be exempted from tax, said the officials.

Senator Sajjad Hussain Turi said the the issues in the tribal areas are mainly due to the infighting of the MNAs. “The delay in the development projects is primarily owing to the differences among the local MNAs,” said Turi.

The committee was told that the local administration doesn’t consider senators parliamentarians. Senator Shamim Afridi said all the DCs need be directed that the parliamentarians include senators as well, besides MNAs. “If they [officials of the local administration of the merged districts] fail to understand it, we will table a privilege motion,” he warned.

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