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    Two days meeting of Senate body on devolution of powers concludes 

    Two days meeting of Senate body on devolution of powers concludes 

    PESHAWAR (APP): A two days meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Devolution of Powers was concluded here on Friday.

    Besides others, the committee with its Chairman Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan in chair and members Senators Haji Hidayatullah Khan and Nuzhat Sadiq discussed different issues and submitted recommendations for its resolutions held here at the Chief Secretary Office.

    The Chief Secretary, ACS and Administrative Secretaries of the concerned departments attended the meeting.

    The committee reviewed transfer of powers to provinces after the 18th constitutional amendment including livestock, sports, archeology and tourism.

    Matters pertaining to devolution of sports, agriculture, irrigation and others departments were discussed in detail.

    The committee also deliberated on increase of share of KP in National Finance Commission award after merger of erstwhileFata and net hydel profit,  gas and petroleum arrears. 

    Matters related to the promised Rs100 billion per annum to merged areas, development fund, three percent NFC share, lift right bank canal, water share of provinces and national census also discussed.

    Keeping in view of the economic issues of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, the committee underscored the need for payment of outstanding dues to the province for stability of its economy.

     The committee reiterated that reservations of the province would be taken up with the federal government for its resolutions for benefit of its people.

    Chairman Senator Mushtaq  Ahmad Khan said that the aim of the meeting was to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources transferred to the provinces under devolution for benefits of its people.

    Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, Chief Secretary and Zubair Qureshi ACS briefed the committee.

    He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was blessed with abundance of natural resources and its proper utalization would greatly help the provincial economy.

    Matters related to pensioners also come under discussion.

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