Opposition fails to submit cut motions for Sindh budget spending

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KARACHI: It was disclosed in the Sindh Assembly that the opposition parties failed to submit cut motions for budget. Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani made this disclosure during the session of the provincial legislature. After announcement of budget, cut motions should be submitted to the house in two days, Speaker Durrani said. Opposition member Bilal Ghaffar sought time from the speaker to submit motions to slash budget spending. “Read the rules, time has passed” (to submit cut motions), the speaker replied. Assembly Secretary informed the house similar lapse in the legislature in year 1997, when opposition party was failed to submit cut motions in the house. “At that time Liaquat Ali Jatoi was the chief minister and Nisar Khuhro was the opposition leader,” the secretary said. “It is compulsory to submit the cut motions two days’ before approval of the budget,” Sindh Assembly Secretary added. It is to be mentioned here that a cut motion moved by a member to reduce the amount of a demand for grant in budget.

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