Lahore: The Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business approved the draft law of the Punjab Water Resources Commission in its meeting held at the Punjab Civil Secretariat, a news source reported. The meeting was presided over by law minister Basharat Raja.
Housing Minister Mahmoodur Rasheed, Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Taimur Ahmad Khan, Chief Secretary Yusouf Naseem Khokhar, senior members of the Board of Revenue, law secretary, local government secretary, along with other officers concerned, attended the meeting.
Reportedly, the commission will regulate the use of land and irrigation water. Its functions will also include regulating the disposal of polluted water. The meeting also approved a number of amendments to the Agriculture Marketing Regulatory Authority Act 2018 to make it more effective.
Changes were also made in the Punjab sales taxes schedule for services. The tax rate was reduced from 16% to 15%. Its net amount was also extended to the oil tankers by approving amendment to the second Schedule of the Punjab Sales Tax on Services Act 2012.