Sindh bans birds hunting, disapproves censorship fee on films

By: News Desk
Published: 07:05 PM, 11 Oct, 2022
Sindh bans birds hunting, disapproves censorship fee on films
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Sindh Cabinet Tuesday held a meeting and made some important decisions including disapproving the Censorship Fee on Film and imposing a ban on bird hunting in the province.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the cabinet meeting was held under the chair of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in Karachi.

In the meeting, the cabinet approves a 3-year extension of the contract of the Sindh Board of Film Censor Chairman Khalid Bin Shaheen and refused to approve Censor Fee on films as the Sindh CM said that they want to develop the film industry.

Sindh CM said that it is necessary that more and more films should be made and provided with all facilities from the government to develop the film industry.

In the meeting, Sindh Cabinet imposed a ban on bird hunting for one year and Sindh CM said that the birds are innocent and many died in the flood.

In view of the breeding of birds, the Sindh Cabinet also approved Sindh Wildlife Protection, Preservation and Management Rules 2022.

The Sindh Cabinet also approved the appointment of 193 teachers in 2012 who have received interview letters, offer letters and medical letters.

The Cabinet also approved the appointment of 104 teachers of 2012 whose medical was completed after 4 weeks. The Cabinet also approved to regularize IBA pass JEST, ECT from March 2022.

The Sindh cabinet, in its over five-hour hectic sitting, took some important decisions such as approval of Rs23.559 billion subsidy on wheat, acquisition of Hesco and Sepco, and approved the draft agreement with the federal government to run three health institutes of Karachi—JPMC, NICH, and NICVD—initially for an extendable period of 25 years. 

The cabinet sub-committee, after thorough deliberations, recommended the cabinet to issue wheat 2022-23 at Rs5825 per 100 kg with Rs23.559 billion of subsidy. The chief minister directed the food department to ensure that the subsidy was passed on to the real consumers and the price of flour was kept in the range of Rs58 to Rs65 per kg.

The cabinet also decided to purchase 200,000 tons of wheat from PASSCO for which Rs16.768 billion were approved. The cabinet decided that the PASSCO would give 100,000 local wheat and the remaining 100,000 imported. 

Minister Energy Imtiaz Shaikh told the meeting that the Privatization Commission had decided to privatize all federal government-owned DISCOs to private sector management but finally it decided to hand over them to the concerned provincial governments. 

Minister Energy told the cabinet that HESCO and SEPCO would be the first DISCOs in the country that would be transferred to a provincial government. The cabinet decided the acquisition of HESCO & SEPCO and decided to operate them with the help of a professional private partner. 

The cabinet was told that under the 18th amendment, the Sindh govt had taken over the administrative control of three devolved institutions, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in July 2011. 

The health department presented a draft bill for the Establishment of the Benazir Institute Of Urology And Transplant (BIUT), Nawabshah-2022 to establish the institute for providing urological and transplantation services to the people of Sindh at Shaheed Benazirabad with the technical assistance of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi to cope up with the increased cases of urological diseases in entire Sindh. The cabinet approved the bill and referred it to the assembly for consideration. 

The provincial cabinet, on the request of the health department, approved an additional grant of Rs434.188 million on account of the financial impact of the imposition of 17 percent GST. 

The cabinet, on the request of the Universities & Boards, presented a request for declaring Karachi Medical & Dental College as an affiliated college and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital as a teaching hospital of Karachi Metropolitan University.

The KMC has proposed to establish a full-fledged public University in district Central, Karachi. The Karachi Metropolitan University Bill duly vetted by the law department has already been sent to the assembly.   

The University & Boards department presented an item requesting the cabinet to place the 27 colleges of District Hyderabad under the jurisdiction of GC University, Hyderabad. GC college was upgraded as a university on January 21, 2018 when it achieved 100 years of successful educational services. It was originally established in 1917 by the great educationist Dayaram Gidumal Shahani. 

The cabinet constituted a committee under Minister U&B Ismail Rahu, Minister Education Sardar Shah and Advisor Law as its members to decide its jurisdiction. Currently, the 27 colleges are under the jurisdiction of Sindh University.  

The cabinet on the request of `One Nation Foundation’ and endorsement of the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee approved a grant of Charter to AL Ghazali University (Jamia Tul Ghazali) Karachi. The cabinet referred the draft bill to the assembly.

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