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Balochistan PA witnesses skimpy legislative business during 31st session

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Published: August 8, 2016 04:29 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan witnessed low legislative business during its 31st session as only two government bills were introduction during the session that comprised five sittings from July 25 to August 5, 2016.

According to details, the House witnessed introduction of the Balochistan Employees Efficiency and Discipline (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Balochistan Prohibition of Sheesha Smoking Bill, 2016 during the entire session.

The bill, the Balochistan Employees Efficiency and Discipline (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks omission of clause (b) and (d) of Section (1) Sub-Section (3) of the Balochistan Employees Efficiency and Discipline Act, 2011. It was introduced by the Minister for Services and General Administration (S&GAD), Nawab Mohammad Khan Shahwani during first sitting of the session on July 25.

Another government bill – the Balochistan Prohibition of Sheesha Smoking Bill, 2016 – aimed to prohibit the Sheesha Smoking within the province in order to safe human life and discourage the growing trend of Sheesha Smoking among young generation. It was introduced by the Health Minister, Rahmat Saleh Baloch during third sitting on July 30. Under Section (3) of this legislation, the manufacture, sale, purchase, stockpile or import of Sheesha Smoking material will be cognizable and non-bail able offence.

Meanwhile, the House adopted four resolutions during the session. These were on the subject to provide vaccines for treatment of Hepatitis C at Rural Health Centers and Basic Health Units; initiating rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by heavy rains and storms; stoppage of electricity load-shedding in all districts and initiating steps on emergency basis for the development of provincial agriculture sector affected by power crisis and drought in various districts.

Additionally, Chief Minister, Sanaullah Khan Zahri on behalf of the Minister Finance presented the Balochistan Finance Committee report for Financial Year 2015-16 under Rule 166(4).

The lawmakers in the Balochistan Assembly remained focused on decay law and order situation in the province throughout its 31st session. They demanded prompt actions by provincial government to beef up the security as well as took stern measures to control the alarming law and order situation in the province.

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