Karachi: The Caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh has written a letter to the Prime Minister and demanded the FBR to return Rs 22 billion of the Sindh Staff Welfare Fund.
Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh Justice (Retd) Maqbool Baqir has drawn the eye of Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar to the unlawful assortment of staff welfare fund by the Federal Board of Income by a do-letter.
In his letter, he has advised the Prime Minister that after the 18th modification within the structure and the abolition of the concurrent listing, the Sindh Authorities has enacted the Sindh Staff Welfare Fund Act 2014 and the Sindh Firms Income (Staff Social gathering Suppression) Act 2015. The provincial authorities is constitutionally Sindh. It’s approved to gather staff welfare fund and Sindh Staff Social gathering stipend funds from the commercial institutions established within the state which is a scheme for the welfare of the employees of the commercial items.
The Chief Minister stated within the letter that regardless of the above-mentioned clear constitutional modification, FBR continues to gather WWF/WPPF from Sindh-based contributors whilst such SWWF/SWPPF is deposited in FBR by Sindh-based industries. Billions of rupees are paid, on which Sindh province has the primary proper.
Concerning the funds paid to FBR by OGDCL, PSO, PPL, Engro Group, Fuji Group and different producers, Justice Baqir stated that the cash was deposited with the Sindh authorities. Nonetheless, the FBR has retained the illegally collected funds and did not switch the identical to the Sindh Staff Welfare Board, which is in distinction to the earlier observe as much as FY 2015-16 and poor labourers. And the cash spent on the welfare of their households is being disadvantaged of the province of Sindh.
The Chief Minister urged the Prime Minister to direct the Ministry of Finance to switch all SWWF/SWPPF funds to the Sindh authorities, together with Rs. .