Soomro stresses to formulate PFCs for equitable distribution of resources

ISLAMABAD: June 09 - Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination and Muhammad Mian Soomro, Federal Minister for Privatisation holding a press conference at PID Media Center. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jun 9 (APP):Federal Minister for Privatization Muhammad Mian Soomro on Wednesday stressed the need for formulating provincial finance commission in order to ensure equitable distribution of resources among the under privileged areas of the provinces to bring them at par with developed areas of the country.

Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza, Soomro asked for installing telemetry system in order to bring transparency in water distribution among the provinces, besides improving water system to overcome water shortages.

Lauding the steps taken by the National Economic Council, he said that federal government had provided the proper shares to all provinces, particularly allocated abundant resources in its annual development agenda for under developed areas of the Sindh Province.

The minister further said that the government equally increased provincial shares in federal resources as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was a national party.

He said that Sindh was also provided its due share that would help in bringing improvement in health, education and infrastructure.

The PTI government had also initiated several developmental work in Karachi, he said adding that the government was believing in collaboration and coordination for the uplift of the people across the country.

Soomro expressed his grave concern over the deteriorating conditions of different civic amenities including health, education, roads and others in Sindh province and called upon the provincial government to ensure use of national wealth in a transparent and judicious manner.

He also expressed concerns over the increasing cases of dog bites and snake bites in Sindh, particularly in major cities like Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana, besides absence of anti-rabies and anti-venom in main hospitals and asked for ensuring these vaccines to safe precious lives.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Fehmida Mirza said that she was disappointed with the remarks of Chief Minister Sindh and said that Constitution of Pakistan stressed upon the uplift and development of the people of under privileged areas of the country.

She said that National Economic Council was a constitutional body and tasked for economic planning and policy formulation to ensure equitable distribution of resources to ensure development of all areas.