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NA Standing Committee On Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatizatiion
Friday, 14th July, 2017

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SECRETARIAT

 

PRESS RELEASE

Dated: 14th July, 2017

 

57th meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization of the National Assembly was held today i.e 14th July, 2017, in Committee Room No. 7, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, MNA, on the following agenda:-

Agenda No. 1

i).                 Confirmation of minutes of the last meeting held on 01-06-2017

Agenda No. 2

i)                                            To consider “An Eradication of Riba Bill, 2015” (moved by Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, MNA) (Referred on 24-11-2015)

ii).                To consider “The Microfinance Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2017” (moved by Ms. Sajid Begum, MNA) (Referred on 07-03-2017).

iii).               To consider “The Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Private Money Lending Bill, 2017” (moved by Mr. Sajid Nawaz, MNA) (Referred on 07-03-2017).

iv).               To consider “The Investment Corporation of Pakistan (Repeal) Bill, 2017” (Government Bill) (Referred on 15-05-2017)

Agenda No. 3

i).                  Briefing by Governor State Bank of Pakistan on “The State of Pakistan’s Economy” for the year 2016-17.

ii).                Post Budget discussion regarding difficulties being faced by the exporters, industrialists, stakeholders and suggestions in this regard, if any.

iii).               Briefing by the Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on the targets achieved by the FBR during current fiscal year 2016-17.

 

2.            The Committee approved the minutes of the last meeting held on 01-06-2016.

 

3.            The Committee considered the Microfinance Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and directed to State Bank of Pakistan for properly advertisement of ongoing loaning schemes already launched by the government for disabled persons. The Committee further recommended to SBP for issuance of necessary directions to all banks for providing disclosure of loaning details to disabled persons on quarterly basis. The Committee unanimously recommended that the Microfinance Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may be passed by the Assembly as reported by the Committee, introduced by Ms. Sajida Begum, MNA.  

 

4.            The Committee considered the Investment Corporation of Pakistan (Repeal) Bill, 2017 and recommended that it may be passed by the National Assembly as reported by the Committee.

 

5.            While considering the matter regarding difficulties being faced by the exporters, industrialists and stakeholders the Committee directed the Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and State Bank of Pakistan to sit with the President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industries for resolving the problems of exporters. The Committee Members were informed by the stakeholders of textile industries they were of the view that government should restructure the loaning to the textile industry in lieu of the collateral provided by the stakeholders. After detailed discussion the Committee decided that a joint of the Standing Committees on Commerce, Textile and Finance & Revenue of the National Assembly would be called shortly in this regard. The Committee unanimously recommended that concerned Ministers should be requested to attend the said meeting. The Committee also discussed the issues regarding Pakistan Steel Melters Association and recommended to FBR to sit with them for resolving the problem facing by the Steel industry.      

 

6.            The Committee welcomed the Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on his posting and extended its well wishes. The Committee also appreciated the role of Dr. Muhammad Irshad Khan, former Chairman FBR. 

 

7.            The meeting was attended by Mr. Saeed Ahmed Khan Manais, Mr. Muhammad Tallal Chaudry, Mr. Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha,  Dr. Shizra Mansab Ali Khan Kharral, Sheikh Fayyaz-ud-Din, Mian Abdul Mannan, Syed Naveed Qamar,  Mr. Asad Umar, Mr. Abdul Rashid Godil and Ms. Sajida Begum, MNAs, besides the senior officers from Ministry of Finance & Revenue, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industries & Production, Ministry of Law & Justice, FBR and  SBP.

(AMIR OMER MALIK)

Secretary Committee