KARACHI - Provincial autonomy, equal share of federal funds for Rangers deployed in Sindh and other demands are being finalised by the Sindh government which would be presented in the next meeting of ministerial committee of Inter-Provincial Coordination, scheduled to be held in Islamabad soon. Sindh government has also approached the federal government to call meeting of IPC immediately. Makhdoom Jameeluz Zaman, Provincial Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Department of Sindh said this while talking to The Nation on Sunday. The last meeting of the Inter-Provincial Coordination was held three months back, while no any Sindh related issue was taken up in that meeting. As Senator Mian Raza Rabani has resigned as Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination on March 10 of this year, a full-fledged minister has not been appointed for this ministry yet. The PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani has retained the charge of this ministry, but meeting has been not been summoned yet. Makhdoom said that he has written a letter to Prime Minister and urged him to call Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) meeting immediately as lot of issues relating to his province were pending for long time. No any Sindh relating issue was taken in last meeting of IPC as he got assurance from then federal minister for IPC Mian Raza Raza Rabani for inclusion of Sindh related issues in the agenda of IPC meeting, he said. Makhdoom Jameel who is son of PPP vice chairman Makhdoom Amin Fahim, said that his department has prepared 14 issues for next meeting of IPC. Besides other issues, the Sindh will also raise the issue of provincial autonomy in next IPC meeting, Minister said; maintaining that PPP led provincial government has already formed a committee to formulate recommendations on provincial autonomy on behalf of Sindh government. The MQM Parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly Syed Sardar Ahmed will lead this committee while PPP and other parliamentary parties have representation in it, Makhdoom said. Elaborating the issues, keeping in view limited resources of Sindh, the provincial government will ask the federal government to share the financial burden of expenditures being spent on Rangers deployment for a long time. At least Rs429.953 million has been allocated for Rangers in current FY2008-09 by Sindh government, but the expenditures are steadily increasing. During deployment of Rangers to maintain law and order in Sindh, the federal government had given assurance for equal sharing of financial burden, Makhdoom said, adding that center was not sharing the expenditures. To give back GST on services to provinces, retrieval of money collected by NAB from Sindh bureaucrats and politicians, to stop drainage water of Punjab which has degraded the fertile land of Sindh at Ghotki and other issues will also be raised in next meeting of IPC, he said. He said a meeting is also expected to be held in CM House under Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah today (Monday) to finalise these issues.