Punjab Assembly passes two bills
Lahore: Punjab Assembly in its 35th session on Tuesday passed two bills, ‘The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2008’, along with ‘The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2009.
These bills were presented by legislator Aamar Sultan Cheema and legislator Muhammad Asadullah.
The bills were recommended by the Standing Committees on Law and Parliamentary Affairs prior to their passing by the House.
Punjab Assembly on the occasion passed a resolution presented by MPA Zia Ullah Shah for erecting wall and curbing criminal acts in graveyards in the Province.
In another resolution passed by the House and presented by MPA Javed Iqbal Awan, recommendation was made for declaring district Khushab as a division.
A resolution by MPA Sh.
Allaudin asking for making mandatory upon banks to give 50 per cent loans for the purpose of trade and commerce, industry and agriculture, was passed on the occasion.
In Punjab Assembly a resolution by MPA Zulifqar Gondal asking for introduction of allopathic medicines by generic names was further passed.
The Resolution also asked for advertisement of these medicines on generic classification.
Parliamentary Secretary Revenue Ajasim Sharif answering a query on the occasion said that Rs 1,124,967,717 was collected under the head of property tax in 2008-09 and Rs 1,377,318,131 was collected under the same head during 2009-10 in Lahore.
He said that lesser amount than targeted income was collected under this head in referred two years.
Ajasim Sharif stated that Lahore district has been divided into 14 zones for the purposes of collection of property tax.
Parliamentary Secretary dilated that property tax has been levied only on more than five Marlas residential plots and on more than Rs 1,080 assessment of commercial property.
Parliamentary Secretary to a question pointed that there was no complaint against any personnel of Motor Registration Branch in Sialkot.
He said that nine persons were working in the branch and 24 persons were currently working in property tax department in Sialkot.
To a query, parliamentary secretary apprised that Rs 39,626,552 was collected under the head of property tax during 2008-09 in Jhelum.
He said Rs 49,555,164 was collected under the head of motor tax in same year.
Parliamentary Secretary stated that Rs 352,195,276 was collected during 2009-10 and Rs 358,444,916 collected n period 2010-11, under the head of property tax in district Faisalabad.
Ajasim Sharif in a question pointed that there were registered 317 hotels and guest houses in Lahore at present.
The House after pointing of quorum was adjourned by the Chair for Wednesday.