Islamabad, March 31, 2015 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar sent the proposal to the President of Pakistan through the Prime Minister for the constitution of the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) as Government of Sindh has now nominated Mr. Saleem Mandviwala as its member.
The other provinces have already nominated their members two months before. Besides the Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and four provincial Finance Ministers, the other members are Ms. Ayesha Ghous Pasha from Punjab, professor M. Ibrahim Khan from KP and Qaisar Bangali from Balochistan.
According to the provisions of Article 160 of the constitution, which states “the President shall constitute a National Finance Commission consisting of the Minister of Finance of the Federal Government, the Ministers of Finance of the Provincial Governments, and such other persons as may be appointed by the President after consultation with the Governors of the Provinces,” the constitution of the NFC has been proposed.
The matter was pending as Government of Sindh was deliberating on the name of the candidate. The first meeting of the Commission will be held as soon as its constitution is approved by the president.
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