Peshawar / Karachi: The governments of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got here head to head within the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award for the three% share for the tribal districts.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded a three% share from the NFC for all of the provinces for the tribal districts, whereas the Sindh authorities refused to contribute, shifting the accountability to the federal authorities.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser Ajmal Wazir whereas speaking to media mentioned that it’s unlucky that the provinces didn’t give three% share within the NFC award as promised, earlier than the price range within the assembly of the National Economic Council chaired by the Prime Minister. Chief Ministers attended, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan raised the difficulty of three% share of merged districts within the National Economic Council and demanded implementation of it from all provinces, together with the Sindh authorities, because the tribal districts had been merged on the identical foundation.
Ajmal Wazir mentioned that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari makes lots of fuss over merged districts however why his Sindh authorities is just not giving three% share to tribal folks in NFC, the identical request can be made to the Chief Minister of Balochistan to provide his three% share. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities had earlier given three% share to the amalgamated districts and can proceed to take action on this price range. If different provinces give three% share to the amalgamated districts, the method of improvement within the tribal districts will be additional accelerated.
Ajmal Wazir added that the federal authorities has offered a people-friendly, poor-friendly and business-friendly price range in probably the most tough of circumstances. Despite the Corona epidemic, the federal authorities underneath Imran Khan has offered a balanced and tax-free price range. What's extra, the opposition's unwarranted criticism is past comprehension.
On the opposite hand, Sindh authorities spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab, responding to a press release by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser Ajmal Wazir relating to the NFC, mentioned that neither the PPP nor the Sindh authorities has ever opposed giving monetary incentives to the tribal areas. It has repeatedly known as on the federation to supply extra monetary assets to those three areas.
Murtaza Wahab mentioned that the Sindh authorities has a transparent place that the NFC components is set by the federation and the 4 provincial governments underneath the structure of Pakistan. Under the structure, the care of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan is the accountability of the federation. Even as we speak it’s believed that the federal authorities ought to give extra share to those areas from its share, now that FATA is a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the federal authorities ought to enhance the share of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Sindh authorities spokesman added that Ajmal Wazir's place must be that if the tribal areas are a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, then his province ought to have extra share within the NFC.