Senate Removes Railways, Airports, Power, VAT From Exclusive List

Written by on March 2, 2022


The Senate, yesterday, removed the railways, airports, electric power and Value Added Tax (VAT) from the exclusive legislative list and included them in the concurrent list.

The Senate Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution, had proposed a bill to put VAT in the exclusive legislative list but while voting on the report of the Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution, majority of the members voted against the proposals, thereby empowering the States to collect VAT.

This was as the Chamber passed a bill to empower the National Assembly and State Assemblies to summon the President and State Governors to answer questions bothering on security or any other issues on which the National and State Houses of Assembly have powers to make laws.

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