Thursday, August 5, 2021  | 25 Zilhaj, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Pakistan

Sindh government resends relief bill to governor after making amendments

Cites Article 157 of Constitution against governor's objection

SAMAA | - Posted: May 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: May 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

File photo

The Sindh government has sent to Governor Imran Ismail its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill 2020 once again after amending it.

“We have deleted the contents which were objected to and sent it to the governor for approval,” Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab confirmed while speaking on SAMAA TV’s programme Awaz Tuesday night.

The bill was drafted to grant relief to the public in rent payments and utility bills and reduce other challenges due to the lockdown in the province.

Governor Ismail had previously rejected the bill, saying that the provincial government is not authorised by the Constitution to make such decisions.

Wahab thinks otherwise. He said the federal government’s reservation regarding Sindh lacking the autonomy to give relief in electricity bills is covered by Article 157 of the Constitution.

The article accords provinces the authority to vary taxes and determine the tariff of electricity consumption.

“We still did not argue with the governor despite the Constitution seconding our stance because we don’t want to indulge in a war of words,” said Wahab.

“If the federal government says only it is authorized to make these decisions, then the Centre should waste no further time to grant people some relief.”

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
Sindh government resends relief bill to governor after making amendments,
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Karachi may receive rain by August end
Jodia Bazaar will stay open during Karachi lockdown
Sindh imposes ‘partial lockdown’ in Karachi till August 8
Noor Mukadam case: Zahir Jaffer’s physical remand extended
Karachi lockdown: exams postponed, takeaways banned
Karachi men arrested for hosting party on rooftop
Woman found dead in Islamabad’s F-11
The Prime Minister House is up for rent
People donate $36,000 for Noor Mukadam’s legal case in 19 hours
Abdul Qayum Niazi is the new PM of Azad Kashmir
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp