National Highway Authority (NHA) should collect Toll Tax at one point between Karachi and Islamabad
PTVC, Radio Pakistan and Post Office should ensure payment of honoraria to their employees. Standing Committee. 1310 Megawatt Electricity will be produced from Mangla Dam by July 2021. These information were given by WAPDA in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Government Assurances. The Standing Committee was informed that there are ten units in Mangla Dam which have producing capacity of 1000 Megawatt. Whereas, due to uprising of Mangla Dam now 1310 Megawatt electricity will be started to be produced by July 2021. The Committee was apprised that only two units are closed for maintenance and up-gradation whereas the other 8 units remain operative, which is a unique example in the history. The Standing Committee was informed that presently 8 units are producing 950 Megawatt of electricity. The Standing Committee was informed that there are 25 Toll Plazas situated between Karachi and Islamabad. It is very difficult to public to pay Toll Tax at 25 points. So, the Standing Committee directed that Toll Tax be collected on Motorway and other highways at one point of exit between Karachi and Islamabad. Moreover, the Standing Committee directed that a Software may be developed in this regard and report may be submitted to the National Assembly in next meeting. The Standing Committee was informed that PTVC, Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Post have not paid honoraria to their employees who served during the Budget Sessions 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Standing Committee directed that honoraria be paid forthwith and report be submitted in the next meeting of the Standing Committee.
The meeting was presided over by the Chairman, Standing Committee of National Assembly on Government Assurances, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar and attended by Members National Assembly Mr. Mujahid Ali, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, Ms. Shagufta Jumani, Syed Mobeen Ahmed, Mr. Usman Ibrahim, Syed Javed Husnain, Mr. Muhammad Afzal Khokhar, Syed Javed Ali Shah Jillani, Ms. Saira Bano and Ms. Shamim Ara Panhwar, MNA/Mover. Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs was also present in the meeting. Secretary, Communications Division and senior civil officers also attended the meeting.