Response sought from Centre on inclusion of Hafeez Shaikh in 10th NFC
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the federal government to submit its response as it took up a petition questioning the inclusion of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) without consultation in accordance with Article 160(1) of the Constitution.
The constitution of the commission — which is aimed at distributing between the Centre and the provinces the net proceeds of five major tax categories, besides looking into expenditure requirements for special areas and special needs of the country — was challenged by opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MP Khurram Dastgir Khan.