KARACHI - Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin was elected unopposed member of the Senate from the Sindh province on Tuesday. No one else filed nomination papers against Shaukat Tarin to contest the Senate seat, which had fallen vacant after the resignation of PPP member Javed Leghari. Tarin filed his nomination papers before the Provincial Election Commissioner. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Home Minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza, Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Durrani, MQM Minister Shoaib Bukhari and others were also present on the occasion. Talking to newsmen at the Election Commission office, Tarin said that the government has allocated 55 billion rupees to give subsidy on electricity in the current fiscal year. Due to loadshedding in the country, the government has allocated Rs55 billion for subsidy on electricity, he said. Tarin strongly rejected the notion that economic policies of the country and the budget are made on the instructions of the IMF. We have separated politics from the economic policies of the country and the PPP will implement its manifesto in letter and spirit, Tarin added. The Advisor acknowledged that he could not make Pakistan an 'Asian Tiger but succeeded in bringing the country out of financial crisis. He said that during fiscal year 2009-10, the government would try to accelerate economic growth and would provide jobs to ordinary people besides decreasing the inflation rate. Tarin said the provinces were deprived of the NFC Award during the last few years but now all decisions in this regard would be taken after due consideration. Online adds: Tarin said that the first meeting of National Finance Commission will be held in August and new NFC Award would be issued with justice during the current year. No injustice would be done with smaller provinces in NFC Award and all the federating units would get their due right, he added. Injustice was done with provinces in the past but now such things would not be allowed to happen, he said, adding if he is made federal finance minister and head of National Finance Commission then he would fulfil the demands of provinces by giving equal rights to provinces in the award. Replying to a question, he said, there is a stark difference between Shaukat Aziz and Shaukat Tarin. Shaukat Aziz had intention to become prime minister but he has no such intention, he remarked. He also thanked President Asif Zardari and PPP for awarding him Senate ticket. He said he would try to serve the nation.