Bill passed to establish Zulfikarabad City
KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a bill into law to establish a modern city to be known as Zulfikarabad in district Thatta.
“The Zulfikarabad Development Authority Bill 2010” will make the way to construct new city, which will decrease the increasing burden on large cities of the province.
After disposing of other items including question-hour, leave applications, adjournment motion and assent of bills, the House took up introduction and consideration of the government bill No. 23 of 2010 – The Zulfikarabad Development Authority Bill – and passed it with unanimous vote within ten minutes without debating.
The motion moved by Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, putting all the clauses from 2 to 25 jointly moved to pass it into law, which will enforce from October 14, 2010. According to the bill, the Authority will run through Governing body, led by Sindh Chief Minister, while Chief Secretary, ACS Planning, Senior Member of Board of Revenue, Secretary Finance, Local Government, and member Land Utilization of Board of Revenue and manager director will work as member of authority.
The Authority shall prepare a master plan and acquire land to establish and develop Zulfikarabad city.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali Malkani of PML-Q from opposition benches moved his adjournment motion, seeking debate on a report about alleged corruption in Rs 2.3 billion Ramazan wheat Package allowed by Sindh Chief Minister aiming to provide cheaper flour at Rs20per kg. But benefit of the package did not reach the people because of the corruption in the department.
Source: The Nation