NA committee defers five bills to protest finance adviser’s absence

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Finance and Profits has actually delayed five federal government’s bills to protest the absence of Consultant to the Prime Minister on Finance and Profits Abdul Hafeez Shaikh from the conference.

On February 27, the committee had actually chosen that it would rule out federal government’s bills in the absence of Shaikh who typically does not participate in the conferences of parliamentary committees. The consultant was when again missing from the current conference. The committee, which met under the chairmanship of MNA Faiz Ullah, chose to delay the conversation on federal government’s five bills.

The bills consisted of The Tax Laws (Change) Regulation, The SBP Banking Providers Corporation (Change) Costs, 2019, The Post Office Money Certificate (Change) Costs, 2020, The Post Office National Cost Savings Certificate (Change) Costs and The Federal Government Cost Savings Bank (Change) Costs, 2020.

The committee likewise advised that The Controller General of Accounts (Consultation, Functions and Powers) (Change) Costs, 2019, and The Islamic Advancement Bank (Change) Costs must not be gone by the lower home.

The Ministry of Finance and Profits secretary evaluated the committee about the draft technique of the upcoming budget for financial year 2020-2021 He likewise informed the committee relating to the staff-level contract with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made by the federal government throughout an in-camera conference.

The conference was participated in by MNAs Faheem Khan, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, Ali Perviz, Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Nafisa Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, besides senior officers from the Ministry of Finance, Profits & Economic Affairs and the Federal Board of Profits (FBR).

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