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March 29, 2019
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March 29, 2019

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah,                                                                       12 March 2019

Secretary, (G.A), SGA&CD Department

Room no. 217,  2nd floor,  New Sindh Secretariat building.

Kamal Ata Turk Road, Karachi, Ph: 99222899-99222963


Dear Sir,


Subject:  Request for Information under the Sindh Transparency & Right to Information Act 2016   and Article 19A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan


We as ‘Citizens for Equal Rights’  draw your attention to the following government statement in the Sindh provincial Assembly on Friday, the 22 February 2019.   

“Furnishing statement and answering written and verbal queries of lawmakers during Question Hour in the provincial assembly, Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that over 11,000 official vehicles were on roads and all of them were duly registered with the excise and taxation department.

Replying to a verbal question raised by Arif Mustafa Jatoi, an opposition member belonging to the Grand Democratic Alliance, he said that the provincial government had over 25,000 vehicles, but of them only 11,000 to 12,000 vehicles were useable.  However, the minister said, the official vehicles under the use of Governor House were not registered. “

As members of ‘Citizens for Equal Right” and citizens of Pakistan, we would like to obtain the following information / documents under the  Sindh Transparency & Right to Information Act 2016:


  1. Please provide a complete list of the over 25000 government vehicles (both registered as well as unregistered) held by the Sindh government. The list should include the car model, CC and the number allotted to the vehicle.  For example,  GSA 234, Toyota car 1800 cc.
  2. Please provide a complete list of 11,000 or so government vehicles which are registered  with Excise and Taxation department of the Sindh Government. The


list should include the car model,  CC and the number allotted to the vehicle. For example GSA 456, Toyota car 2200 cc.

  1. Kindly state if government official cars can be used in routine for private errands and by families and friends.
  2. Kindly attach a copy of Sindh government laws / orders on the use of official vehicles for private purposes.


  1. Kindly have these documents signed and stamped by a responsible officer for accuracy and correctness of the information provided.
  2. Kindly provide this information within 15 working days as stipulated in the Sindh Transparency & Right to Information Act 2016.




Naeem Sadiq,



Citizens for Equal Rights


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