KPK govt to meet all provinces on NFC Awards

Thursday 07 2017 2 months ago 80   Peshawar   Print

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Report  Web Desk : Peshawar: The government of Khyber Paktwankhwa province has decided to call a meeting of all the provinces over the delay of National Finance Commission (NFC) award. Calling federal government a habitual lawbreaker, which fails to fulfill its responsibilities provincial Finance Minister KPK Muzaffar Syed said that the central government has made a habit of blaming the provinces for delaying working out the NFC award for the four provinces. Addressing a press conference at the office of Finance Department here Muzaffar Syed further said that the finance ministers of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan have already been contacted while a letter has also been written to the President of Pakistan about the issue. The federal government is committing a grave injustice and cruelty to FATA by trying to keep it incessantly backward, said adding that the KPK has called the All-Provinces meeting on September 19 to reach a consensus over exerting pressure on the federal government and for calling the NFC Award meeting at the earliest. 02