‘SRO 105 Permits Non-State Subjects To Encroach Upon Our Rights’

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Senior Communist lawmaker Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while raising the issue of revocation of SRO 105, issued by Industries and Commerce Department, during question hour, demanded constitution of House Committee to examine this controversial SRO, by virtue of which royalty on stone quarrying has been increased and the non-state subject bidders have been allowed to participate in bidding for mineral excavation in our State.

“The provisions of this SRO are not in the interests of public and are bound to escalate construction costs,” Tarigami said in lower house today.

“Further, the outside contractors will get entry which will grossly undermine the interests of the locals. This SRO is bound to deprive livelihood of thousands of labourers associated with quarrying and construction activities,” he said.

He demanded constitution of a House committee to examine this.

This demand was raised was Opposition members from all the regions cutting across the party lines also supported this demand.(Agencies)

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