Commissioner’s decision deprives Sindh govt of Rs960mn



KARACHI: The Sindh government has been deprived of Rs960 million as Sindh revenue commissioner gave a decision of Rs960 million default case in favour of WAPDA instead of the government.

The provincial government high-ups remained silent instead of appealing against the decision. In this case, WAPDA was the beneficiary and sufferers were the poor people of Sindh.

According to details, for a foreign-funded project of WAPDA grid power near Sukkur, a construction company named PGCL was awarded a contract of more than Rs4.5 billion.  The Sindh government, in the head of sales tax, issued a notice of Rs960 million for recovery to the construction company.

The private construction company, instead of making the payment to the Sindh government, filed an appeal with the Sukkur commissioner (revenue). Following the hearing of the appeal, the commissioner decided in favour of the private company causing a huge loss to the government.

Sukkur assistant commissioner (revenue) had sent a notice for recovery of Rs200 million to the company.  The company challenged the notice in the court of the commissioner (revenue).