KARACHI - Provincial PPP and its coalition partners have succeeded in strengthening democratic process and institutions, and at the same time, are able to provide relief to common man through employment and improving law and order conditions, said Sindh Information Minister, Ms. Shazia Marri at a press conference on Friday evening. "After assuming power, the PPP and its allies inherited huge problems from the previous regime and faced difficulties but were able to smoothen the functioning of the government", she said. Marri added the government was handling all issues step by step and soon it would be able to achieve tangible and positive results in both political and economic fields. The long pending NFC Award, for which PPP had raised its voice while in opposition, would be solved soon according to wishes of the people and the current year would be the period when this issue would be finally resolved, she claimed. The minister continued that a special committee constituted by the Government of Sindh on National Finance Commission (NFC) Award has recently reviewed critically all details of the issue. She said that President Asif Ali Zardari was keenly taking interest in the NFC Award and he wished to resolve this issue as soon as possible during the present democratic environment. In the manifesto of Pakistan People's Party given by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the NFC Award is to be given as per a multiple factors criteria formula, which is also a part of the manifestos of other political parties, should be considered the basis for a new NFC Award, the Information Minister said. She said the GST on services was a provincial subject which was taken from the province through a Federal Ordinance and the Committee has stressed the need to bring it back in light of the 1973 Constitution. Through this taxation, she said, collection of billions of rupees were realised on services which was the right of people of Sindh and if transferred back to the province, it would provide sufficient financial support to achieve all development targets. Talking about Water Accord 1991, Marri said the accord had been controversial but it was a constitutional document so PPP government wanted that it should be implemented in letter and spirit. She added said that Irrigation Department has identified 52 new schemes of Rs370 million to stop water logging. Moreover, she said, the government prepared a Neem tree plantation project worth Rs48 million, under which Neem trees will be planted in all educational institutions and police headquarters. She said considerations were also going on to amend the SLGO and a committee was working on the matter. She also provided in detail the achievements of different provincial ministries and departments during the past year.