Senate's Joint Panel For Establishment Of Permanent CCI Secretariat
ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : A joint Senate Panel of Functional Committee on Devolution and Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination held here at Parliament House under the chair of Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi unanimously recommended the establishment of permanent secretariat of Council of Common Interests (CCI).
Senators including Taj Haider, Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Chaudhary Tanvir Khan, Atta-ur-Rehman Saeed Ul Haasan Mandokhail, Mukhtiar Ahmed Dharmrah, Sassui Palijo, Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel, besides Minister for Inter- Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Peerzada and other officials attended the meeting.
The joint panel of Senate also recommended that CCI should be independent and autonomous body like Senate and National Assembly Secretariat working without under any ministry. It also recommended that the head of CCI should be changed after one/two years by rotation to the provinces and next Chairman would be suggested or nominated by the concerned provincial government.
The Senate Body recommended that government should issue the proper annual Calendar of CCI meetings and to increase the annual budget to make it more strengthen. Chairman Committee said that "after the devolution of Ministries, the provinces have a large number of issues pending with Federal but there was no resolution for them.
It is need of the time that all political parties should play their vital role collectively to address all issues". Senator Sassu Palijo, Taj Haider and Muhammad Ali Saif urged that after the permanent establishment of CCI Secretariat all problems and differences of provinces with Federation would be resolved.
Riaz Hussain Peerzada Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination informed the body that with the establishment of CCI Secretariat the provinces would bring closed to Federation.