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Senate 13 235 7
Will the Minister for National Food Security and Research be pleased to state the names of departments dealing with supply and regulation of food in the country indicating also the objective of establishment and salient achievements of each department?
Starred National Food Security and Research
Senate 13 235 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the names and locations of primary, middle and high schools in rural areas of Islamabad Capital Territory indicating also the number of students and teachers in each school; (b) the overall position of results of each of the said schools in the examinations conducted by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, during the last four years; and (c) the names and classes of the students of the said schools who secured prominent positions in the said examinations with school-wise breakup?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 13 235 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the number of persons who submitted applications for allotment of flats in Sector I-15, Islamabad in 2005; (b) the names and addresses of the said applicants who have not taken their money back; (c) the amount deposited by those applicants presently lying in the account of CDA; (d) whether it is a fact that the said applicants are being allotted five marla plots, if so, the time by which allotment letters will be issued to them; and (e) the criteria adopted for fixation of the price of the said plots?
Starred Cabinet Secretariat
Senate 13 235 10
Will the Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights be pleased to state: (a) the number of complaints filed in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during the last four years indicating also the number of the same in which inquiries were conducted; and (b) the names, addresses and details of cases of the persons who were released on the basis of plea bargain in the said cases indicating also the amount to be recovered and amount received under the plea bargain in each case?
Starred Law Justice & Human Rights
Senate 13 235 10
Will the Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights be pleased to state the names of the persons acquitted in cases under Juvenile Act during the last four years indicating also the nature of allegations and details of decision in each case?
Starred Law Justice & Human Rights
Senate 13 235 10
Will the Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights be pleased to state: (a) the number of reports prepared by Council of Islamic Ideology since its inception with year wise break up; (b) the number of the said reports presented before the Parliament; and (c) the number of those reports discussed in and legislated upon by the Parliament?
Starred Law Justice & Human Rights
Senate 13 240 7
Will the Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights be pleased to state: (a) the number of persons acquitted from the cases registered under the Juvenile Act, during the last four years; (b) the names of beneficiary persons from the said Act indicating the charges leveled against each and the decision taken in such cases; and (c) the lower and upper age limit of the persons under the above said Act, at present?
Starred Law Justice & Human Rights
Senate 13 241 2
Will the Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage be pleased to state the steps taken by the government in order to enforce official use and other purposes of Urdu in the country as a national language in compliance with the decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan under sub-section (1) clause 251 of the constitution?
Starred Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage
Senate 13 241 3
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Government had announced various initiatives for EOBI’s pensioners during the last three years; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the above said initiatives have not been implemented, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 13 241 3
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state the details of diplomatic, legal and moral steps taken by Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN-Security Council’s Resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmir on International Forums, during the last three years?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 13 241 3
Will the Minister for National Food Security and Research be pleased to state the steps taken by the government to improve the pricing mechanism of Agricultural yield for the farmers, during the last three years indicating also its details?
Unstarred National Food Security and Research
Senate 13 241 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economics Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the date of establishment of Habib Bank Welfare Trust; (b) the purpose of establishment of the said Trust along with provision of a copy of its deed; (c) whether it is a fact that 5% pretax profit was credited to the account of the above said trust, if so, the amount of profit credited to the account of the Trust for the year 2004 to 2014; and (d) the details of amount spent by the Government on various welfare projects for the years 2004 to 2014?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 241 4
Will the Minister for Industries and Production be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills are entitled to get gratuity in lieu of pension, if so, whether the same is being granted to those employees?
Starred Industries & Production
Senate 13 241 5
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state that whether it is a fact that text books are not being provided free of cost to the students of schools and model colleges of Islamabad, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 13 241 5
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the number and locations of hospitals functioning under the administrative control of the Federal Government in Islamabad; (b) the detail of facilities available in the said hospitals; and (c) whether it is a fact that medical facilities are almost nil in rural areas of the Islamabad Capital Territory?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 13 241 7
Will the Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights be pleased to state: (a) the number of reports published by the council of Islamic Ideology since its constitution with years-wise breakup; and (b) the number of the said reports presented to each House of the Parliament so far; (c) the number of the above said reports discussed so far in each House of the Parliament indicating also the number of legislation made on those report; and (d) the details of those reports of the CII lying pending on which legislation has not been carried out?
Starred Law Justice & Human Rights
Senate 13 245 1
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state the number of persons working in Pakistan Railways at present indicating also the travel facilities admissible to them?
Unstarred Railways
Senate 13 246 2
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state the amount / funds demanded by and released to the public sector universities in the country during the last eight years with year-wise break-up?
Unstarred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 13 246 2
Will the Minister for National Food Security and Research be pleased to state: (a) the steps being taken by the Government to promote the cultivation of olive in the country; and (b) the names of areas where olive can / will be cultivated indicating also the estimated / expected production of the same?
Unstarred National Food Security and Research
Senate 13 246 2
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the number of Pakistani prisoners in India at present indicating also the nature of allegations levelled against them; and (b) the steps taken / being taken by the Government for the release of said prisoners?
Unstarred Foreign Affairs
Senate 13 246 2
Will the Minster for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Liver diseases in the country, if so, the details thereof?
Unstarred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 13 246 2
Will the Minister for National Food Security and Research be pleased to state: (a) the development and non-development expenditures of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) during the last two years; and (b) the salient achievements of the said council during the said period?
Unstarred National Food Security and Research
Senate 13 246 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the revenue collected by FBR during the last three financial years with province wise break up; and (b) the amount collected as customs duty at KPT and Port Qasim during the said period?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 246 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the names, educational qualifications, experience, special expertise, date of appointment, tenure and main responsibilities of the incumbent Chairman and members of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) indicating also the pay, allowance and other fringe benefits admissible to them; and (b) the procedure adopted for the appointment of the said Chairman and members and the name of their appointing authority?
Unstarred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 246 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state the amount of loans granted by scheduled banks for establishment of new industrial units in the country during the last two years indicating also the names and place of domicile of the persons/applicants, names of the banks and amount of loan granted in each case?
Unstarred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 246 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the amount of foreign loans outstanding against Pakistan at present; (b) the amount of the said loans received by the Government during the last three years; and (c) the amount of those loans repaid by the Government during the said period with year wise break up indicating also the rate of interest which was applicable on those loans?
Unstarred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 246 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economics Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the details of utilization of the amount collected under the head of Value Added Tax (VAT) during the fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15; and (b) the measures taken by the Government to ensure that said utilization is made in a transparent manner?
Unstarred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 13 246 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the names of tourist spots in Northern Areas of the country indicating also the amount spent on the development of the same during the last five years; (b) the estimated number of local and foreign tourists who visited those spots during the said period; and (c) the steps being taken by the Government to promote tourism in the said areas?
Unstarred Cabinet Secretariat
Senate 13 246 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the present status of the project of construction of tunnel through Margalla Hills to link Islamabad with District Haripur; (b) whether it is a fact that the said project has not yet been approved by ECNEC; (c) the sources of finance for that project; and (d) whether there is any case pending in any court of law regarding the said project?
Unstarred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 13 246 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the number of thalassemia, cancer, heart, hepatitis and other chronic diseases patients admitted in the Federal Government Hospitals during the last three years indicating also the details of treatment provided to them; and (b) the steps taken by the Government to control the said diseases during that period?
Unstarred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 13 246 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Climate Change Division be pleased to state whether there if any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish grow new forests in the country, if so, the locations thereof and the steps being taken in this regard?
Unstarred Climate Change Division
Senate 13 246 5
Will the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources be pleased to state: (a) the date of closure of the Reko Dik project; (b) the details of the case regarding that project which is presently subjudice before the Arbitration Tribunal of International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and (c) the name(s) of lawyer(s) representing the Federal Government and Provincial Government of Balochistan in the said case before ICSID?
Starred Petroleum and Natural Resources
Senate 13 246 5
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony be pleased to state: (a) the amount collected/received by the Government from Hujjaj during Hajj 2015 with head wise break up indicating also the purpose of each head of account; and (b) whether it is a fact that some amount is collected/deducted from each Haji under the head of insurance?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Senate 13 246 5
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state: (a) the dates on which Neelum-Jhelum project was approved and launched indicating also the original estimated date of its completion; and (b) the amount collected from the electricity consumers under the Neelum-Jhelum surcharge so far?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 13 246 5
Will the Minister for Housing and Works be pleased to state: (a) weather it is a fact that Islamabad New City project was launched in 1995, if so, the present status of the same; and (b) the names of the affecttees of the said project?
Unstarred Housing & Works
Senate 13 246 5
Will the Minister.for Water and Power be pleased to state: (a) the objectives under which the scheme for free distribution of energy saver bulbs was launched indicating also the original estimated cost of the same; (b) the date on which tenders were invited for procurement of the said bulbs; (c) the number of bulbs distributed under the said scheme with district wise break up indicating also the price/cost of the same; and (d) the total expenditure incurred on that scheme?
Unstarred Water & Power
Senate 13 246 7
Will the Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control be pleased to state: (a) the details of facilities, like medical and residential, being provided to the Islamabad Capital Territory Police personnel; and (b) whether it is a fact that housing facility is not being provided to the said personnel, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Interior and Narcotics Control
Senate 13 246 7
Will the Minister for Information and Broadcasting be pleased to state the details of complaints received by PEMRA regarding violations of its code of conduct for electronic and print media against the TV channels during the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 indicating also the names of programmes, anchor persons, TV channels owners, nature of complaint and action taken in each case?
Starred Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage
Senate 13 246 8
Will the Minister for Communications be pleased to state: (a) the per day income being received from each toll plaza established on National Highway from Islamabad to Lahore; (b) whether it is a fact that new toll plazas are being established on the National Highways in the country, if so, the reasons thereof; and (c) whether it is also a fact that increase has been made in toll tax on the said highways many times during the year 2014-15, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Communication
Senate 13 246 8
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the number of Pakistanis imprisoned in South Korea, Iran, Iraq and Malaysia at present indicating also the main allegations levelled against them; and (b) the steps being taken by the Government for the release of said prisoners?
Unstarred Foreign Affairs
Senate 13 246 9
Will the Minister for Industries and Production be pleased to state: (a) the production of Pakistan Steel Mills at present and its ratio/percentage to the overall demand in the country; and (b) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish new Steel Mills in the public sector, if so, details thereof?
Starred Industries & Production
Senate 13 246 10
Will the Minister Incharge of the Climate Change Division be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the industrial effluent is being flushed into the rivers in the country, if so, the steps being taken by the Government to control the same?
Starred Climate Change Division
Senate 14 247 1
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state the steps taken by the Government to implement Article 227 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during the last three years?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 14 247 1
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared consultation with Chief Justice of Pakistan mandatory for the appointment of Chairman NAB in its various decisions, if so, the steps taken by the Government for implementation of the same?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 14 247 1
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state the names and addresses of persons against whom cases are pending in NAB at present indicating also the nature of charge and present status of the same in each case?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 14 247 2
Will the Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control be pleased to state: (a) the number of mercy petitions of the prisoners awarded death sentences by the Courts sent to the President of Pakistan during the last five years indicating also the number of the same approved and of those rejected by the President; and (b) the details of the said appeals lying pending for a decision by the President of Pakistan indicating also the reasons for pendency of the same?
Starred Interior and Narcotics Control
Senate 14 247 4
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state the steps taken by the Government on legal, diplomatic and International level to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people during the last five years?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 14 247 4
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state the names and addresses of the public sector universities in the country indicating also the details of legislative instruments under which the same have been established?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 247 4
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) the boarding/lodging capacity of hostels for female students in the public sector universities in the country with university wise break up; and (b) the number of female students enrolled/admitted in the said universities during the last four years indicating also the number of the same who applied for provision of hostel facility, the number of those who were provided that facility and the number of those who could not be provided the same with university wise break up?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 247 5
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the amount of foreign and domestic debt at present; (b) the names of foreign countries / organizations from which the said debts have been obtained indicating also the date on which the debt was obtained and the purpose for which the same was obtained in each case; and (c) the amount of debt paid back by the present Government so far indicating also the current status of the remaining debt?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 247 5
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state the amount of loans granted by scheduled banks for establishment of new industrial units in the country during the last two years indicating also the names and place of domicile of the persons/applicants, names of the banks and amount of loan granted in each case?
Unstarred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 247 6
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the number of meeting of the Federal Cabinet held during the last three years indicating also the details of decisions made in each of the same; and (b) the number of the said decisions which have been implemented and the number of those which have not been implemented so far?
Starred Cabinet Secretariat
Senate 14 247 7
Will the Minister for Housing and Works be pleased to state: (a) the number of Government employees on general waiting list for allotment of Government houses at present; and (b) the number of new accommodations constructed by the Government for the said employees in Islamabad since July, 2013 with location-wise break up?
Starred Housing & Works
Senate 14 247 7
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony be pleased to state the amount of Zakat provided to each province during the last two years?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Senate 14 250 8
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that WAPDA Officials in six union councils of Tehsil, Samar Bagh, District Dir, as a practice ask the local people to provide for the labour and cement for installation of electric poles there, if so, the reasons thereof; and (b) whether funds are not provided to the concerned WAPDA Office/Officials in that district for the installation of electric poles, if not, the reasons thereof?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 250 8
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state whether it is a fact that apart from the general electricity loadshedding, a 24 hour loadshedding on turn basis is being carried out in union councils Samar Bagh, Kambat, Miskini, Maiyar, Darangan and Sadbar Kalay, Teshil Samar Bagh, District Dir since 2007, if so, the time by which the same will be ended?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 250 8
Will the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources be pleased to state: (a) the terms and conditions on which the agreement with Qatar Gas has been made for the purchase of LNG; and (b) the recommendations made by the Pricing Committee with regard to the said agreement?
Unstarred Petroleum and Natural Resources
Senate 14 252 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) whether there is any federal law / laws for protection of freedom of animals / wild life in the country / Islamabad Capital Territory, if so, the details thereof; (b) the steps being taken by the Government for implementation of the said laws; and (c) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to make a law for banning / prohibiting confinement of animals in cages, if so, when?
Unstarred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 14 252 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the steps taken by the Government to promote tourism in the country during last three years; and (b) the details of on-going projects for promotion of tourism in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa?
Starred Cabinet Secretariat
Senate 14 252 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state: (a) the name of the company which has been awarded contract for provision of food items / refreshment to passengers travelling in domestic and international flights of PIA at present; (b) the terms and conditions and duration of the said contract; (c) the details of the refreshment items being provided in the said flights with class wise break up; and (d) the procedure laid down for checking the quality of the said items?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 14 252 4
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state whether it is a fact that transformers, electric poles and wires were installed in villages Ghawra Banda and Dawegara, District Dir, in 2007 but electricity has not been supplied there so far, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which electricity will be supplied to the said areas?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 252 4
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state the names, locations, estimated cost, estimated capacity, present status of work and expected date of completion of the ongoing alternative energy projects in the country?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 252 4
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state: (a) the number and title of the judgments made / announced by the Federal Shariat Court since 1980; (b) the titles of the said judgments against which appeals were filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan; and (c) the present status of implementation of the said judgments against which no appeal was filed?
Unstarred Law and Justice
Senate 14 252 5
Will the Minister for National History and Literary Heritage be pleased to state time by which Urdu will be adopted as official language in all Ministries, Divisions and other Government offices?
Starred National History and Literary Heritage
Senate 14 252 5
Will the Minister for Defence be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the residential plots and agricultureland is allotted to the heirs of soldiers who get martyred during war; (b) whether it is also a fact that the heirs of soldiers who martyred during 1971 war were allotted plots and agriculture land; and (c) whether it is further a fact that some cases for allotment of plots and agriculture land to the heirs of said martyrs are still lying pending in GHQ, if so, its reasons and the time by which the same would be allotted to them?
Starred Defence
Senate 14 253 2
Will the Minister for Communications be pleased to state: (a) the date on which National Transport Research Center was established indicating also the purpose for which the same was established; (b) the salient achievements of the said center so far; and (c) the names, designations, grades and place of domicile of the persons working in that Center on contingent, adhoc, contract and regular basis?
Unstarred Communication
Senate 14 253 2
Will the Minister for Communications be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Great Britain have approved to provide Dollar 100 million loan and Dollar 34 million as grant, respectively, for the construction of Shorkot-Khanewal section of Motorway, if so, the details thereof; and (b) the terms and conditions under which the said loan and grant are being provided indicating also the rate of interest and the period and sources for repayment of the same?
Unstarred Communication
Senate 14 253 2
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the names, percentage, district of domicile and period of stay abroad of the overseas Pakistanis who have been imprisoned in Gulf, Asian and European countries at present indicating also the nature of allegations against them and date of their imprisonment in each case; and (b) the steps taken / being taken by the government for the release of the said prisoners?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 14 253 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the details of plots allotted by CDA in Islamabad to Bureaucrats and other persons for their remarkable / special services since 1998 with year-wise break-up; and (b) whether it is a fact that Prime Minister has directed the CDA to allot plots to the heirs of martyrs of armed forces during the said period but the same has not been allotted so far, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which plots will be allotted to those heirs
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 14 253 5
Will the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources be pleased to state the fluctuation registered in the prices of petroleum products in the International Market and the relief provided by the Government to the domestic consumers as a result thereof during the last three years?
Starred Petroleum and Natural Resources
Senate 14 253 5
Will the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources be pleased to state: (a) the amount being collected from the gas consumers for the construction of LNG gas pipeline on monthly basis; (b) the law / rule under which the said amount is being collected from the gas consumers; and (c) whether it is a fact that the said LNG gas pipeline is being constructed for the company whereas the charges of its construction are being collected from the consumers, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Petroleum and Natural Resources
Senate 14 253 5
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state: (a) the names and locations of hydo-power projects functioning in the country at present indicating also the name of areas to which electricity is being supplied from each of the same; and (b) whether the consumers of electricity in the areas / localities are being given the benefit of low prices of electricity generated through the said projects?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 253 7
Will the Minister for Defence be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the residential plots and agriculture land is allotted to the heirs of soldiers who get martyred during war; (b) whether it is also a fact that the heirs of soldiers who martyred during 1971 war were allotted plots and agriculture land; and (c) whether it is further a fact that some cases for allotment of plots and agriculture land to the heirs of said martyrs are still lying pending in GHQ, if so, its reasons and the time by which the same would be allotted to them?
Starred Defence
Senate 14 253 7
Will the Minister for National History and Literary Heritage be pleased to state: (a) the steps taken by the government so far to adopt urdu as official language in the light of the decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan; and (b) the steps taken by the Ministries / Divisions, their attached departments and subordinate offices for implementation of the said decision of the Supreme Court so far?
Starred National History and Literary Heritage
Senate 14 253 7
Will the Minister for National History and Literary Heritage be pleased to state: (a) the names of Ministries/ Divisions, Attached Departments and Subordinate Offices of the Federal Government which have prepared and launched their websites in Urdu language so far; and (b) whether arrangements have been made to adopt Urdu as medium for examinations/ test being conducted by Federal and Provincial Public Service Commissions and other Government departments for recruitment, if not, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be made/completed?
Starred National History and Literary Heritage
Senate 14 255 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish more vocational training institutes in the country, if so, the detail thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 255 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) the number of scholarships received from foreign countries for Pakistani students during the last four years indicating also the number of students who applied for the same; and (b) the details of students who were sent abroad for higher education on the said scholarships?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 255 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that students are required to pass NTS tests for admission in various higher educational institutions in the country, if so, the reasons; and (b) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to do away with the said condition, if so, when?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 255 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the number of pensioners in the country; (b) the steps taken / being taken by the Government for the welfare of the said pensioners; (c) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to take steps for improvement of the life standard of those pensioners, if so, the details thereof; and (d) the age group of pensioners who are entitled for the increase in pension announced by the present Government so far?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 255 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the number of the persons registered under and being benefited from the Benazir Income Support Programme with district wise break up; (b) the procedure laid down for revision of the lists of the persons registered under the said Programme indicating also the date on which the lists were revised last time and the names of districts the lists of which were revised; and (c) whether any mechanism for registration of complaints has been devised in that Programme, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 255 5
Will the Minister for Commerce be pleased to state the details of trade agreements made by Pakistan with foreign countries during the last three years?
Starred Commerce
Senate 14 255 5
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to construct new International Airports, in the country, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 14 255 6
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony be pleased to state: (a) the amount available in Zakat / Ushr Fund at present; and (b) whether the funds allocated to the provinces under the said Funds during the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 were fully transferred to the provinces and utilized?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Senate 14 255 6
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state the date of establishment of Alternate Energy Development Board indicating also the aims and objectives of its establishment and the achievements made by it so far?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 255 6
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony be pleased to state: (a) the names and place of domicile of the persons selected as Khudam-ul-Hujjau for Hajj during the last four years with year wise break up indicating also the payment make to each of them; and (b) the procedure adopted for the selection of the said persons?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Senate 14 257 2
Will the Minister for States and Frontier Regions be pleased to state the policy / plans of the Federal Government on the issue of Afghan refugees in the country?
Starred States and Frontier Regions
Senate 14 257 2
Will the Minister for States and Frontier Regions be pleased to state the amount allocated, released and utilized for development projects in FATA during the current fiscal year with Agency-wise and project-wise break-up?
Starred States and Frontier Regions
Senate 14 257 3
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) the names and place of domicile of the persons sent abroad for employment by the Overseas Employment Corporation during the last three years indicating the job category for which they were selected and fee charged from them in each case; and (b) the procedure adopted for the selection of the said persons?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 14 257 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to bring of the standard of education been given to the students in educational institutions under the administrative control of the Federal Government at par with the International standards, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 257 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the number of the persons registered under and being benefited from the Benazir Income Support Programme with district wise break up; (b) the procedure laid down for revision of the lists of the persons registered under the said Programme indicating also the date on which the lists were revised last time and the names of districts the lists of which were revised; and (c) whether any mechanism for registration of complaints has been devised in that Programme, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 257 4
Will the Minister far Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to stale: (a) the names of persons /firms to whom public sector entities have been sold under the privatization process during the last three years indicating also the amount outstanding against each of them; and (b) the details of privatization proceeds stuck up due to cases in the courts?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 14 258 2
Will the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources be pleased to state: (a) the per liter price of petrol and diesel purchased from foreign countries / companies during last four years; (b) the rate, including taxes, at which petrol and diesel are being supplied to the petrol pumps in the country at present; and (c) the percentage of profit on per liter petrol and diesel being earned by the Government, the Refineries and petrol pump owners at present?
Starred Petroleum and Natural Resources
Senate 14 258 2
Will the Minister for Housing and Works be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that 5% deduction is made from the salaries of Government employees under the head of House Rent charges; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the said amount is spent on the maintenance of residences allotted to higher officers of PWD and other departments instead of the residences allotted to low cadre employees, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Housing & Works
Senate 14 258 2
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state the details of ongoing power projects in the country indicating also the name, location, type, estimated production capacity, per unit cost of purchase of electricity, percentage of work completed and expected date of completion of the same in each case?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 258 4
Will the Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state the funds provided by WHO for health sector in Pakistan, since 2013 and its utilization with year wise and province-wise break up?
Starred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 14 258 4
Will the Minister for National Food Security and Research be pleased to state: (a) the steps being taken by the Government to increase per acre yield of various crops in the country to achieve self-sufficiency; and (b) the salient achievements of various agricultural research institutions under the administrative control of the Government during the last three years?
Starred National Food Security and Research
Senate 14 258 4
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional training be pleased to state whether it is a fact that financial assistance is being provided to the students belonging to less developed areas of the country, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 258 5
Will the Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms be pleased to state the detail of the on-going projects on eastern and western routes of the CPEC with province-wise breakup?
Starred Planning, Development and Reform
Senate 14 258 5
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the unrealized amount of privatization proceeds during the last three years indicating also the names of persons or parties against whom the same are outstanding; and (b) the details of the privatization proceeds which are presently held up due to court cases?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Statistics
Senate 14 258 7
Will the Minister In charge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state: (a) the number of ATR air-crafts in PIA’s fleet indicating also the number of operational air-crafts out of the same; (b) the name of country from which the said air crafts were purchased indicating also the date of manufacturing and purchase of aircraft in each case; and (c) the details of agreement under which those air-crafts were purchased?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 14 258 7
Will the Minister In charge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the ATR aircraft of PIA which crashed near Hawalian in December, 2016, was the one which earlier slipped of the runway at Lahore airport in May, 2009 due to fault in its landing gear; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the technical experts and pilots have time and again indicated technical faults in the said aircraft, if so, the reasons for its inclusion in PIA’s fleet of operational air-crafts?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 14 258 8
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to abolish the taxes being collected in the electricity bills under the heads of F.C. surcharge, T.R. surcharge, N.J. surcharge and GST for the poor people in the country, if so, when?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 258 8
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state the names and locations of Small Dams constructed in the country during the period from 2013 to 2016?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 14 258 10
Will the Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state the funds provided by WHO for health sector in Pakistan, since 2013 and its utilization with yearwise and province-wise break up?
Starred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 14 258 10
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state the names and district of domicile of MPhil and PhD degree holders to whom scholarship is being provided on monthly basis indicating also the amount paid to them during the last three years with year wise break-up?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 258 10
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) whether the High Education Commission has prescribed any standard of education in public sector Universities in the country, if so, the details thereof; and (b) the names of the said Universities against which action has been taken on account of deviation from that standard during the last three years?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 14 258 9
Will the Minister for Information and Broadcasting be pleased to state: (a) the ratio of foreign content and programs allowed for telecasting by the private T.V channels in the country and that actually telecasted by them during the last four year with channel wise break up; and (b) whether it is a fact that PEMRA has been failed to regulate the telecasting of foreign contents and programmes on said channels if so, reasons thereof?
Starred Information and Broadcasting
Senate 14 259 2
Will the Minister for Science and Technology be pleased to state; (a) whether it is a fact that the quality of locally assembled and manufactured cars and other vehicles has deteriorated, if so, the reasons thereof; (b) the steps taken by the present Government to improve the quality of those cars and vehicles according to international standard; and (c) whether any action has been taken against the manufacturers for producing poor and sub-standard quality of cars and vehicles during the last three years, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Science and Technology
Senate 14 259 2
Will the Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms be pleased to state the details of the on-going projects on eastern and western routs of CPEC with province-wise breakup?
Starred Planning, Development and Reform
Senate 14 259 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the salient features of the tourism policy of the present government; and (b) the total amount allocated and utilized during the Financial year 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 for promotion of tourism in the country with head wise break up?
Starred Cabinet Division
Senate 14 259 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to launch a comprehensive training programme for the teachers to enhance the standard of Primary, Middle and High school education in the Federal Government Educational Institutions, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 14 259 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the expenditure incurred on repairing and renovation of Parliament Lodges, Islamabad, during the fiscal year 2015-16; (b) the names of firms and contractors to whom the contracts for the said work were awarded; and (c) whether tenders were invited for awarding the contracts for those works, if so, the names of bidders who submitted their bids and the amount of bids quoted by them in each case?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 260 9
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state the percentage increase registered in the prices of basic edible items since July, 2013 and the salient reasons thereof?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 15 260 9
Will the Minister for Industries and Production be pleased to state: (a)the number of utility stores established in the country with province and district wise break up; (b)the criteria laid down for establishing a utility store in an area; and (c)the mechanism devised for ensuring the quality and quantity of items being sold at those stores?
Starred Industries & Production
Senate 15 261 2
Will the Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period?
Starred Interior and Narcotics Control
Senate 15 261 2
Will the Minister for States and Frontier Regions be pleased to state: (a) the steps taken by the Government to asses the casualties and losses caused to property of the residents of FATA during the military operation conducted against the terrorists in that area; and (b) weather any financial assistance has been released by the Federal Government to compensate the affectees of the said areas, if so, the details thereof?
Starred States and Frontier Regions
Senate 15 261 2
Will the Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control be pleased to state: (a) the amount of funds granted to the provinces under Matching Fund for Development Projects of Civil Defence in the country during the last four years; and (b) whether any amount allocated to the Directorate General, Civil Defence has been granted to provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan during the said fund during the said period, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Interior and Narcotics Control
Senate 15 261 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) the amount allocated for higher education in the country during the last five years with year wise and Province wise break up; and (b) the amount spent on higher education in the country and its comparison with the amount spent for the same purpose by the regional countries during the said period?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 15 261 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state the outstanding bank loans against sick industrial units in the country?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 15 261 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state: (a) the amount collected through direct and indirect taxes in the country since the fiscal year 2013-14 separately with year wise and province wise break up; and (b) the amount provided to each province out of the said amount under the existing NFC award during the that period with year wise break up?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 15 261 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to state the rate of inflation registered in the country during the month of January, 2017?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 15 261 5
Will the Minister for Commerce be pleased to state: (a) the trade deficit of the country since 2013; and (b) the steps taken by the present Government to control the said deficit and the results thereof?
Starred Commerce
Senate 15 261 5
Will the Minister for Commerce be pleased to state: (a) the volume of exports of the country during the last three years with item wise and country wise break up; and (b) whether it is a fact that exports of the country have decreased during the said period, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Commerce
Senate 15 261 7
Will the Minister for Water and Power be pleased to state the salient features of Pakistan’s National Water Conservation Policy?
Starred Water & Power
Senate 15 261 8
Will the Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period?
Starred Interior and Narcotics Control
Senate 15 261 9
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) whether the faculty members appointed under the Tenure Track System (TTS) in the Universities are allowed to assume administrative responsibilities in those Universities as per the conditions and instructions of HEC; (b) the number of the said faculty members in Quaid-e-Azam University, Allama Iqbal Open University, International Islamic University and COMSATS, Islamabad working on administrative posts; and (c) whether those faculty members are given any extra-financial benefits like medical facility, accommodation and pension, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 15 261 10
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization be pleased to refer to the Senate starred question No. 56, replied on 5th November, 2015 and to state the purpose of establishment of the Habib Bank Welfare Trust and the details of its deed?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization
Senate 15 266 2
Will the Minister for Commerce and Textile be pleased to state: (a) the trade deficit of the country since 2013; and (b) the steps taken by the present Government to control the said deficit and the results thereof?
Starred Commerce
Senate 15 266 2
Will the Minister for Commerce and Textile be pleased to state: (a) the volume of exports of the country during the last three years with item wise and country wise break up; and (b) whether it is a fact that exports of the country have decreased during the said period, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Commerce
Senate 15 266 4
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period?
Starred Interior
Senate 15 266 4
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state: (a) the steps being taken by the Government for the up-gradation and extension of Railways line from Peshawar to Torkham; and (b) the steps taken by the present Government to make the railways line operational upto Dargai??
Starred Railways
Senate 15 266 4
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state: (a) the details of railways accidents took place during the last four years indicating also the location of accident and the number of persons died and injured in the same in each case; (b) whether it is a fact that the ratio of the said accidents has increased during the tenure of present Government, if so, the reasons thereof; and (c) whether the present Government has taken any steps to control the said accidents, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Railways
Senate 15 266 7
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period?
Starred Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Statistics
Senate 15 267 3
Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state: (a) the rate at which the petroleum products are purchased and sold in the country at present; (b) whether it is a fact that the Government is earning huge profit on the sale of petroleum products, if so, whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to reduce the margin of that profit?
Starred Energy
Senate 15 267 3
Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the shortfall of electricity has surged to 8000 MW in the country, if so, the steps being taken by the Government to overcome same?
Starred Energy
Senate 15 267 3
Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state: (a) the names of public and private sector companies which have been working on exploration of oil and gas in Shakardara, Kohat indicating also the details of terms and conditions of the agreements made with each of the same; (b) the details of per kanal compensation paid by the said companies to the owners of the land on which they are carrying out exploration of oil and gas; and (c) whether it is a fact that the rate of the said compensation of those land owners is not equal, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Energy
Senate 15 267 5
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state whether it is a fact that India is working on a plan to change the Muslim majority in occupied Kashmir into minority, if so, the steps taken or being taken by the Government to counter the same?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 15 267 7
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 269 2
Will the Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state: (a) the number of sanctioned posts ear marked for direct recruitment in the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, with grade wise break up indicating also the number of posts prescribed for the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa out of the same; and (b) whether it is a fact that persons from other provinces have been appointed against the posts prescribed for the said province in that Institute, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 15 269 2
Will the Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state: a) whether it is a fact that the National Institute of Health, Islamabad invited applications for filling vacant posts in the Institute through two advertisements in the press on 26th March, 2017, if so, the details thereof; and b) whether it is also a fact that all the said vacancies have been allotted to the province of Punjab in violation of Article 27 of the Constitution, if so, the reasons thereof!
Starred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 15 269 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the amount of financial assistance received by the Government from foreign countries for controlling terrorism in the country since 2013 indicating also the names of the countries which provided the same; and (b) the expenditure incurred by the Government on controlling terrorism in the country during the said period
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 269 3
Will the Minister for Privatization be pleased to state:- (a) whether it is a fact that the Government has decided to privatize 16 important national organizations / assets, if so, the details thereof indicating also the reasons for their privatization in each case; and (b) whether the present Government has taken any steps to rehabilitate the said organizations in order to avoid their privatization, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Privatization
Senate 15 269 3
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that after the announcement of 7th NFC Award in 2009, the Government has not announced the next NFC Award so far despite the fact that it is bound to announce NFC Award after every five years, if so, the reasons thereof; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the provinces have not agreed so far on the distribution of resources, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the issue will be resolved?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 269 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Printing Corporation of Pakistan (PCP) has been facing financial losses and crisis at present, if so, the reasons thereof; and (b) whether it is also a fact that PCP has recently granted special honoraria to its officers despite the said losses and crisis, if so, the names and designations of the officers and reasons for granting honoraria to them?
Starred Cabinet Division
Senate 15 269 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the gratuity dues have not been paid to 235 retired employees of Printing Corporation of Pakistan, Islamabad for the last four years, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be paid to them; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the amount of hiring of houses has not been paid to 70 employees of the said corporation for the last four months, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be paid to them?
Starred Cabinet Division
Senate 15 269 4
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that 286 widows of deceased employees of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan, Islamabad have not been paid the amount of Benevolent Fund for the last eight months, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be paid to them; and (b) whether it is also a fact that 24 retired employees of the said Corporation have not been paid to the amount of their CP Fund so far, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be paid to them?
Starred Cabinet Division
Senate 15 269 9
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the salary admissible to the persons working in the Federal Government Departments with grade wise break up; (b) whether it is a fact that in some of the said Departments Special Pay Scales and MP Scales have also been introduced; and (c) whether it is also a fact that there is difference in salaries of the persons working in the normal Pay Scales and those working in PSP and MP scales, if so, the legal justification thereof?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 269 9
Will the Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms be pleased to state: (a) the steps taken by the present Government to avail the services of local manpower including labour, engineers and architects in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtukhwa for the construction works launched there under the EPEC programme with particular reference to the construction of Gawadar Industrial Zone; and (b) whether any arrangements have been made for teaching Chinese language to the said manpower in those provinces to enable them to get jobs in CPEC projects, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons thereof?
Starred Planning, Development and Reform
Senate 15 269 10
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation be pleased to state the names of national and international routes on which PIA has discontinued its flight operation during the last four years indicting also the reasons for the same in each case?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 15 269 10
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Government purchased MRI and CT Scan Machines for Capital Hospital, Islamabad from M/s Medi Equips in 2011 at a cost of Rs. 154.1 million with a two years warranty; (b) whether it is also a fact that the said Machines went out of order during the period of warranty but neither the warranty was claimed nor the machines were get repaired; and (c) whether any inquiry has been conducted against the persons responsible for the said negligence, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons thereof?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 269 10
Will the Minister for Commerce and Textile be pleased to state the volume of goods and services imported by Pakistan during the last four years with country wise break up and its comparison with the imports of those good and services from the said countries during the preceding 10 years?
Starred Commerce and Textile
Senate 15 269 12
Will the Minister for Energy be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes has imposed a fine of Dollar 700 million in the arbitration case of Turkish Rental Power Plant, Karkay and the Government has also to pay Dollar 5.6 million as monthly profit to the Plant, if so, the reasons for failure of the Government in the said case?
Starred Energy
Senate 15 269 13
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state the acreage of land owned by Pakistan Railways with province and location wise break up indicating also the purpose for which the same is being used at present?
Starred Railways
Senate 15 271 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state whether it is a fact that there are no MRI and CT Scan Machines in the Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital Islamabad, if so, the reasons thereof and the steps being taken by the Government in this regard?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 271 3
Will the Minister for Climate Change be pleased to state whether it is a fact that various parts of the country especially Punjab and upper Sindh are being affected by severe fog and smog, if so, the steps taken by the Government in its regard?
Starred Climate Change Division
Senate 15 271 7
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) the amount of grant given to Federal Urdu University Islamabad during the last five years; and (b) whether it is a fact that the said University do not have a campus of its own, if so, the reasons thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 15 271 7
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) the amount collected by the Government in the Employees Old Age Benefits Institution Fund during the last five years; (b) the name of institutions and the number of their employees who contributed to the said Fund during that period; (c) the amount of that Fund invested in various sectors during the said period indicating also the names of those sectors and profit earned from the same; and (d) the benefits accrued from the said investment to the old aged pensioners of that Fund?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 15 271 8
Will the Minister for Statistics be pleased to state: (a) the mechanism adopted for conducting the census, 2017 in the country indicating also the name of authority which supervised the same; and (b) whether any petition has been filed against the said census, if so, the name of court and the plea taken by the petitioner in each case?
Starred Statistics
Senate 15 272 2
Will the Minister In-charge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state whether it is a fact that there are no MRI and CT Scan Machines in the Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital Islamabad, if so, the reasons thereof and the steps being taken by the Government in this regard?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 272 2
Will the Minister for Climate Change be pleased to state whether it is a fact that various parts of the country especially Punjab and upper Sindh are being affected by severe fog and smog, if so, the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
Starred Climate Change Division
Senate 15 272 3
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter Faith Harmony be pleased to state: (a) the names, names of departments and place of domicile of the persons who were sent as Moawneen-Hajj during the last five years; (b) whether any set criteria has been laid down for selection of the said Mawneen or new criteria is prepared each year; and (c) the criteria adopted for the selection of those Moawneen for Hajj during the last years?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Senate 15 272 3
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state: (a) the number of sanctioned posts of Judges in the Federal Shariat Court indicating also the number of Judges working against the same at present; and (b) the number of said posts lying vacant in that Court indicating also the time since which the same are lying vacant, its reasons and the time by which these will be filled in?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 15 272 3
Will the Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state: (a) the details of fluctuation registered in the prices of LPG in the country during the last one year; (b) whether it is a fact that the Government increased the prices of LPG during the said period, if so, the reasons thereof; and (c) the steps taken by the present Government to control the prices of LPG to facilitate the people in the country?
Starred Energy
Senate 15 272 4
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state: (a) the details of subsidy provided by the Government to Pakistan Railways during the last five years with year wise break up; and (b) whether it is a fact that Pakistan Railways is facing huge losses despite the grant of the said subsidy, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Railways
Senate 15 272 4
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the Government is developing a new narrative to deal with terrorism and extremism in the country, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Interior
Senate 15 272 5
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) the number of industrial organizations or units in the country which contribute to pension fund of the Employees Old Age Benefit Institution (EOBI) with province wise break up; and (b) the number of the said organizations or units which do not contribute to the said fund with province wise break up?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 15 272 5
Will the Minister for Communications be pleased to state: (a) the date and objectives of establishment of National Transport Research Centre; and (b) the role being played by the said Center in controlling the accidents on roads in the country?
Starred Communication
Senate 15 272 5
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish a separate women University in Islamabad; if so, the details thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 15 273 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state: (a) the number of Pharmacies established in PIMS, Islamabad at present indicating also the names of owners and the criteria for allotment of the same; and (b) whether it is a fact that the prices of drugs and other medical equipments at the said pharmacies are more than the market rates, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 273 3
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state: (a) the criteria and procedure laid down for appointment of retired officers and officials of armed forces in the Civil Aviation Authority; (b) the number of retired personnel of armed forces appointed in the said Authority during the last five years indicating also the procedure adopted for the same; and (c) whether any of the said personnel have been given extension in service, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 15 273 5
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state: (a) the number of Pakistanis deported by various countries on charges of illegal entry during the last three years; and (b) the action taken by the Government against the said persons and the human traffickers who sent them illegally to those countries?
Starred Interior
Senate 15 273 5
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state the details of persons arrested on account of human trafficking during the last three years indicating also the present status of the cases initiated against each of them separately?
Starred Interior
Senate 15 273 5
Will the Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage be pleased to state: (a) the details of laws enacted for controlling the publication and broadcasting of indecent and vulgar literature, programmes, dramas and films; and (b) the steps taken by the present Government for implementation of the said laws
Starred Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage
Senate 15 273 7
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the Government has decided to include music and dance as subjects in the syllabus from grade one to Matric in the educational institutions in ICT, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 15 273 7
Will the Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination be pleased to state: (a) the number of Hepatitis ‘C’ patients in the country at present; (b) the number of health Institutions working under the administrative control of the Federal Government for the treatment of that disease; and (c) the steps taken by the present Government to control the said disease?
Starred National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Senate 15 273 8
Will the Minister for Statistics be pleased to state: (a) the mechanism adopted for conducting the census, 2017 in the country indicating also the name of authority which supervised the same; and (b) whether any petition has been filed against the said census, if so, the name of court and the plea taken by the petitioner in each case?
Starred Statistics
Senate 15 273 8
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the “Government has been issued a coin of Rs. 100 on which only the words”Government of Pakistan” have been engraved instead of words” Islamic Republic of Pakistan”, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 273 8
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the amount of deposits in the National Savings at present; (b) the details of sectors in which the said amount has been invested indicating also the income being received from the same; and (c) the details of profit or interest paid by the said scheme to depositors and pensioners during the last five years?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 15 273 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Capital Administration and Development Division be pleased to state the details of funds allocated for the project of construction of cancer hospital in Islamabad so far indicating also the present status of work on the same?
Starred Capital Administration and Development Division
Senate 15 273 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) the details of cellular companies which have been issued licenses for provision of internet services through 3 G and 4 G technologies in the country indicating also the nature of license/ service and area of coverage of each company; (b) the details of agreements made with the said companies for provision of that service; and (c) whether any condition, to bind those companies to regulate or stop the streaming of indecent and unethical content, has been included in the said agreements, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Cabinet Division
Senate 15 273 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state: (a) the advantages accrued to PIA after making it a limited company; and (b) whether it is a fact that the Government has decided to privatize PIA before the next general elections, if so, the reasons thereof
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 15 273 9
Will the Minister Incharge of the Aviation Division be pleased to state whether it is a fact that a number of officers of PIA have been made OSDs at present, if so, their names and reasons for making them OSD in each case?
Starred Aviation Division
Senate 15 273 4
Will the Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state: (a) the details of fluctuation registered in the prices of petroleum products in international market during the last one year; and (b) the subsidy or relief provided by the Government to the consumers as a result of the said fluctuation in the prices of those products?
Starred Energy
Senate 16 286 3
Will the Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the residents of National Police Foundation (O-9) Islamabad are not being provided gas connection due to denial on part of CDA, if so, the reasons thereof, indicating also the time by which gas connections will be provided to the same?
Starred Petroleum
Senate 16 276 3
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Government had announced to establish Seerat Chairs in the public sector universities in the country, if so, the date on which the said announcement or decision was made and the purpose of establishing the said chairs; (b) the number of Universities in which those Chairs have been established so far and their heads have been appointed; and (c) the number of those Universities where the said Chairs have not yet been established indicating also the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be established and their heads will be appointed?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 16 276 4
Will the Minister for Science and Technology be pleased to state: (a) the names of persons who owns National Testing Service (NTS),indicating also the names, designation, salary and other frings benefits being paid to persons working in the same; and (b) the law which allows NTS to conduct exams for recruitment in Government Organization or departments?
Starred Science and Technology
Senate 16 281 2
Will the Minister for Energy (Power Division) be pleased to state: (a) the main causes for load shedding of electricity in the country and the steps being taken by the Government to address the same; and (b) the steps taken by the Government to end the load shedding and provide electricity to the consumers at cheaper rates during the last five years?
Starred Energy
Senate 16 281 2
Will the Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state: (a) the details of monthly charges being collected by the Government from the consumers for the lying of LNG Gas pipelines; (b) the law under which the said charges are being collected, indicating also the procedure laid down for collection of the same; and (c) whether it is a fact that the said gas pipelines are constructed for private companies but the cost is being collected from the consumers, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Energy
Senate 16 281 3
Will the Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the retired employees of Pakistan Television have not been paid their arrears of commutation since April, 2016, if so, the reasons thereof and the time by which the same will be paid to them?
Starred Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage
Senate 16 281 3
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that Islamabad Capital Territory has been facing acute water shortage, if so, the steps being taken by the Government to overcome the same; (b) whether it is also a fact that the private companies, hotels and restaurants are being supplied water through water tankers but the common consumers are ignored, if so, the steps being taken by the Government in this regard; and (c) the steps being taken by the Government to resolve the issue of water shortage on permanent basis?
Starred Interior
Senate 16 281 5
Will the Minister for Science and Technology be pleased to state: (a) the names of persons who owns National Testing Service (NTS),indicating also the names, designation, salary and other fringe benefits being paid to persons working in the same; and (b) the law which allows NTS to conduct exams for recruitment in Government Organizations or departments?
Starred Science and Technology
Senate 16 282 11
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that Islamabad Capital Territory has been facing acute water shortage, if so, the steps being taken by the Government to overcome the same; (b) whether it is also a fact that the private companies, hotels and restaurants are being supplied water through water tankers but the common consumers are ignored, if so, the steps being taken by the Government in this regard; and (c) the steps being taken by the Government to resolve the issue of water shortage on permanent basis?
Starred Interior
Senate 16 282 11
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that Pakistan Railways has discontinued the operation of six trains on Qasur-Narowal section during the last five years, if so, the reasons thereof; and (b) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to re-start the operation of those trains on the said section, if so, when?
Starred Railways
Senate 16 284 1
Will the Minister for Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) the increases made in the pension by the Employees Old Age Benefit Institution during the last five years with date wise break up; and (b) whether it is a fact that the said increase in pension is not commensurate with increase in the rate of inflation in the country, if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 16 284 5
Will the Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications be pleased to state the amount collected by the cellular companies from their consumers during the last three years with company wise and head wise break up?
Starred Information Technology and Telecommunication
Senate 16 285 1
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state whether it is a fact that initial short listing for new recruitments in NAB is carried out by third party if so, the reasons thereof?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 16 285 4
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the sentence of Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who has been convicted of treason in Pakistan has been reduced, if so, the details and reasons?
Starred Interior
Senate 16 285 5
Will the Minister for Maritime Affairs be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that the Port Qasim Authority is not implementing the Dock Workers Regulation of Employment Act, 1974, if so, the time by which the same will be implemented; and (b) whether it is also a fact that the said Authority has withheld the cards of dock workers, if so, the time by which the same will be issued to them?
Starred Maritime Affairs
Senate 16 285 5
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state: (a) the names and addresses of industrial units registered with Employees Old Age Benefit Institution (EOBI) with province with break up, indicating also the number of persons working in each of the same; (b) the amount contributed to the EOBI fund by the said industrial units during the last four years; and (c) the number of workers who were granted pension from the EOBI funds during the said period, indicating also the amount paid to them?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 17 288 1
Will the Minister for Interior be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the present Government has made changes in the visa policy, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Interior
Senate 17 288 2
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to introduce a new educational policy, if so, the details thereof and the time by which the same will be introduced?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 17 288 4
Will the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs be pleased to state the details of reward policy laid down in the FBR for its employees?
Starred Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Senate 17 288 5
Will the Minister Incharge of the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the Government has decided to bring Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, Zakat, Ushr, and Benazir Income Support programme under the umbrella of one Division/Department, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division
Senate 17 288 6
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state: (a) the details of cases of corruption in the country and abroad in which National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a party at present; and (b) whether it is a fact that the NAB could not pursue the said cases properly due to its weak institutional system, if so, the steps taken by the Government to strengthen internal working system of the Bureau and make it uncontroversial?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 17 288 6
Will the Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state: (a) the demand of petroleum products in the country at present; (b) the rate at which the Government purchase the said products indicting also the rate including taxes at which the same is being sold to the consumers; and (c) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to reduce the rates of various taxes on those products to provide relief to the people?
Starred Energy
Senate 17 288 6
Will t he Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) be pleased to state: (a) the procedure laid down for determination of prices of Petroleum products by OGRA; (b) whether OGRA conducts any public hearing before determination of the prices of the said products, if so, the procedure laid down for the same, indicating also the details of each of those public hearings conducted during the last one year?
Starred Energy
Senate 17 288 8
Will the Minister for Railways be pleased to state whether it is a fact that Pakistan Railway Boys and Girls High Schools Sama Satta, District Bahawalpur have been closed, if so, the reasons thereof?
Unstarred Railways
Senate 17 288 9
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state the number of sanctioned posts in BPS-17 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicating also the names of persons working against the same with province wise break up?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 17 288 9
Will the Minister for Foreign Affairs be pleased to state: (a) the steps taken by the Government at the International level to resolve the Kashmir dispute according to UN resolutions; and (b) whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to appoint for this purpose a voice Foreign Minister for Kashmir Affairs?
Starred Foreign Affairs
Senate 17 288 9
Will the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training be pleased to state: (a) the details of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities prescribed for students in educational institutions under the administrative control of the Federal Government in the country; and (b) whether the Government has devised any mechanism to monitor the said activities in those educational institutions and to make the same harmonious with our cultural and national requirements, if so, the details thereof?
Starred Federal Education and Professional Training
Senate 16 287 5
Will the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the Federal Government approved a minimum pension of Rs. 10,000/- for the pensioners in June 2018, if so, whether the same is applicable for the pensioners of EOBI, if not, the reasons thereof?
Starred Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
Senate 17 293 4
Will the Minister for Law and Justice be pleased to state: (a) the details of cases of corruption in the country and abroad in which National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a party at present; and (b) whether it is a fact that the NAB could not pursue the said cases properly due to its weak institutional system, if so, the steps taken by the Government to strengthen internal working system of the Bureau and make it un-controversial?
Starred Law and Justice
Senate 17 293 4
Will the Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony be pleased to state whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to establish Quran complexes in the big cities of the country, if so, the amount earmarked for establishment of the same in the Budget 2019-20?
Starred Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony



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