Senate body seeks detail briefing on PSL, commencing from 27th

Ijaz Kakakhel

A parliamentary committee on Upper House of parliament on Friday decided to take a detailed briefing from the Pakistan Cricket Board on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 7 commencing from the 27thJanuary, 2022.

The Committee met here at Parliament House with Senator Mian Raza Rabbani in the Chair.

The Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination today decided to convene a special meeting of the committee on upcoming SAF games 2023 (South Asian Federation Games), to be hosted by Pakistan.

At the outset, the Chairman Committee informed that the President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) was tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to hospital while Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) was out of the country hence both were not present in the meeting.

The Committee reviewed the compliance status submitted by the Ministry on the recommendations made by the Committee in its meeting held on 7th October 2021.

While briefing the committee on the budgetary proposal, the Secretary IPC said that the proposed PSDP for FY 2022-23 is Rs.7099.423 million having 32 schemes. According to the budgetary information submitted by the ministry Rs. 2593.627 million allocated for 10 ongoing schemes and Rs. 3035.796 million allocated for 11 new proposed schemes. The detailed discussion on the budgetary proposal was deferred due to the non-availability of the Minister IPC.

The highlights of the major decisions taken during the meeting are as follows:

The Committee was perturbed that its directions given in the last meeting regarding appointment of a grade 12 official on the post of Director, Pakistan Sports Board, Karachi, have still not been carried out. It directs the Secretary, Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination that within one week an officer of an equivalent grade shall be appointed on acting basis either from the Ministry or from the Pakistan Sports Board.

During the discussion the Director General, Pakistan Sports Board brought to the notice of the Committee that a number of positions are lying vacant, therefore the Committee directed that a list of such positions and the dates from which such vacancies have occurred along with the steps taken so far to fil the said vacancies be provided to the Committee before the next meeting.

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