Sindh Cabinet gives go-ahead to registration of electric vehicles

Provincial govt to write to Centre on food subsidy programme: Fixes price of per 40 kilograms of wheat at Rs2,200

By: News Desk
Published: 02:17 PM, 18 Nov, 2021
Sindh Cabinet gives go-ahead to registration of electric vehicles
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The Sindh government has decided to write a letter to the federal government in order to seek clarification of some of the points of the food subsidy programme it has introduced for the provinces, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Haris at the provincial cabinet meeting, which was held with CM Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair, on Thursday.

Briefing the cabinet members, he said the federal government’s share in Rs180 billion worth programme, the purpose of which was to supply food items to the people belonging to low-income groups at cheaper rates, stood at Rs42 billion. “This means that the Centre will contribute 35 per cent of its resources to the programme, while the provinces’ share stands at Rs78 billion,” he elaborated.  

“The subsidy will be given on sugar, wheat, pulses and ghee,” Dr. Haris said, adding that the Sindh government would have to pay Rs17.67 billion.

The Sindh cabinet, at its meeting, also took some important decisions. 

The cabinet allowed the registration of electric vehicles.

CM Murad also ordered that the vehicles’ number plates, bearing ‘Applied for Registration’, should be discarded. 

The provincial cabinet also approved the setting up of a circuit bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) at Mirpurkhas.

The cabinet also approved the package the federal government had announced under which both Centre and the provincial governments would offer subsidy to the people owning between one and 16 acres of lands on phosphate urea in the Rabi season at the ratio of 50:50.  

It was informed that both the federal and the Sindh governments would contribute Rs1.65 billion each to the subsidy programme.  

The provincial cabinet also approved fixation of price of per 40 kilograms of wheat at Rs2, 200. 

Last year, the wheat price had been fixed at Rs2, 000 per maund.

The meeting was told that wheat production in the country this financial year was expected to be 27. 5 metric tonnes.     

Iqtidar Anwar