Interests of Sindh to be protected at CCI meeting

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KARACHI: A meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has reviewed issues to be raised by the province in the forthcoming meeting of the Council of Common Interests.

The meeting, which was held at the Chief Ministerís House on Monday, discussed at length the items on the draft agenda of the CCI meeting, including the installation of a transmission line by the federal government for the Thar coal project.

The meeting was told that the federal government had initially provided Rs900 million for Dr Samar Mubarakmandís proposed power generation project and the remaining Rs900 million had also been released.

The meeting also deliberated on matters relating to the billing of the Hyderabad Electric Supply Corporation and the Sukkur Electric Supply Corporation under reconstruction and implementation mechanism in the aftermath of floods.

It was decided that details along with the background and the stand of the Sindh government regarding billing would be present in the CCI meeting.

The meeting will throw light on the draft of the scheme submitted by the Board of Revenue, Sindh for a balanced agricultural policy, besides, deliberations on intellectual property organisation of Pakistan, provincial responsibilities in federal issues, judicious distribution of power, ministryís briefing regarding working of Pakistan Railways, the matters about payment delays to sugarcane growers by sugar mill owners, the summary of the provincial education department about the issues of universities.

The CM said that there would be progress regarding provinceís problems and genuine demands and the interests of Sindh would be safeguarded.†Board of Investment chairman Zubair Motiwala, additional chief secretaries Arif Ahmed Khan and Malik Israr attended the meeting.

Courtesy: Dawn

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