KARACHI - The Sindh government will take up the lingering issues of change in the revenue distribution formula, waiver of mark-up on expensive Cash Development Loans and other problems being faced by the province, The Nation learnt on Monday. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani will preside over the meeting of Economic Coordination Committee and joint meeting of Federal and Sindh cabinets today (Tuesday) and Wednesday here in Karachi. It is expected that the ECC meeting would be held at the Governor's House while joint meetings of two cabinets at Chief Minister's House. The ways to explore the increase of investment opportunities in Sindh would be discussed in ECC meeting while steps to arrest the increasing prices of essential food items especially wheat and flour would also considered in the meeting, well-placed sources revealed to The Nation on Monday. They said that a meeting to tackle the electricity shortage in the city would also be chaired by Prime Minister in which the KESC administration would brief the PM on the department's problems. It is also likely that Sindh Chief Minister would present first 100 days' performance report of the provincial government to the Prime Minister. The PM will also be briefed about the law and order situation in the province especially in Karachi. The promises of providing relief to masses in first 100 days and other projects announced by the Prime Minister after taking vote of confidence from National Assembly would be reviewed in the joint meeting of federal and Sindh cabinets, a senior official of Sindh government said. He said the issues of immediate formation of new NFC award, change in the distribution formula of resources among the provinces as well as provinces and federation, waiver of expensive mark up rate ranging from 7 per cent to 17 per cent on cash development loans of federal government, transfer of General Sales Tax to provinces would also be taken up in the meeting. The federal government had already announced the formation of new National Finance Commission and the names of provincial representatives sought. The PM had yet not given approval of one name of representative of Sindh in the National Finance Commission as the Sindh government had already sent two names. Official confirmed that the Sindh government would also take up the issue of revival of oppression on establishment of Keti Bandar (port) project, shelved by Nawaz Sharif government during its second tenure. Meanwhile, the Sindh government would urge the centre to expedite work on mining of Thar Coal Power Project and fixation of tariff, the official maintained. Another issue is the timely release of funds for uplift projects in Sindh initiated under PSDP of federal government, official said. The presently various development schemes have not been completed due to funds not released on time. The judicious distribution of water among provinces and other issues pertaining to federation would also be discussed in the meeting.