Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014
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Tax details of lawmakers to be made public on 15th Feb: Dar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar has said that tax details of all the parliamentarians will be made public by 15th of next month. Speaking at the Senate session on Monday‚ he said the tax details of all the tax payers will also be made public within two months.

He said that Federal Board of Revenue has been directed to issue National Tax Numbers to all the parliamentarians by the end of this month. Ishaq Dar said that all the parliamentarians are paying tax as it is being deducted from their salaries directly. He said the tax details of all the Parliamentarians were also collected by the Election Commission of Pakistan at the time of General Elections.

Earlier‚ the House started discussion on a motion moved by Mian Raza Rabbani regarding the current political and security situation in the country with particular reference to Balochistan‚ FATA and Rawalpindi incident.

Speaking on the occasion‚ Farhatullah Babar said that security establishment must be brought under the oversight of Parliament and structural reforms in this regard be completed at the earliest. He said better management of the borders is also imperative to control the movement of the miscreants.

Abdul Rauf said that it is the responsibility of the elected representatives of all the political parties to work hard for provision of better security to the masses.

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said that law and order situation and price hike has made the life of the people miserable. He said the government should pay attention to resolve the problem of the general public.

Mushahidullah Khan said that government is making all out efforts to improve the law and order situation in the country. He said due to the measures of the government the law and order situation has improved in Karachi and improving in rest of the country.

He said it is first time in the history that government has shown courage to do trail of a dictator. He said the government wants to close doors for the opportunists in future. He said Pervez Musharraf’s case is subjudice and the court will decide his fate.

Colonel Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said that provision of law and order is the basic responsibility of the government. He said the general public is disappointed about the law and order situation and increasing incidents of terrorism and sectarian violence.

The House started discussion on a motion moved by Haji Mohammad Adeel regarding the situation arising out of non-shifting of headquarters of the State Bank of Pakistan from Karachi to Islamabad.

Initiating the debate‚ mover of the motion Haji Mohammad Adeel said that after the creation of Pakistan the capital of the country was in Karachi and as a result headquarters of all the Federal institutions and departments were in Karachi.

He said that after the shifting of the Capital from Karachi to Islamabad‚ the headquarters of almost all the National Institutions were shifted to the new capital. He said due to some negligence the Headquarter of State Bank of Pakistan could not be shifted to Islamabad.

He said as a national institution the SBP should be shifted to the capital to boost the economy of the country.

Colonel Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said that Karachi is the business hub of the country; therefore‚ Headquarters of SBP should not be shifted to the federal capital. He said there is a need to improve the functional of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Afrasiab Khattak said that under the rule headquarters of all the federal institutions must be in the federal capital.

M. Hamza said that headquarters of all the banks are in Karachi‚ because it is center of the commercial activities. He said the Headquarter of the SBP at Karachi is most suitable.

The Constitution Twenty-second Amendment Bill‚ 2013 was also introduced in the House. The bill provides to amend the Articles 177‚ 193 and 240 of the Constitution. The bill was moved by Syeda Sughra Imam and Mian Raza Rabbani. The Chair referred the bill to the concerned standing committee of the House.

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