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MPs demand to declare Ziarat as Tourism Zone

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Published: April 11, 2016 05:38 pm

Balochistan Assembly- Ziarat


ISLAMABAD: The lawmakers in the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on Monday demanded the provincial government to officially declare Ziarat as `Tourist Zone’.

The formal demand in this regard was made through a joint resolution tabled by PkMAP, PML-N, JUI-F and NP lawmakers that was adopted by the House. The resolution reads “Ziarat is a historical place with rich natural beauty in addition to the presence of Quaid E Azam residency that offers great attraction for tourists. The provincial government should officially declare it as a tourism spot that will not only promote tourism but also provide economic benefits to the Balochistan province”. Eight members spoke on the resolution consuming 27 minutes of the proceeding.

Meanwhile, the Balochistan Assembly approved to insert an amendment in Rule 170 by inserting sub-rule 170-A for formation of Council of Chairmen and Standing Committee on Implementation of Resolutions. This amendment was approved after presentation of the report of the Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privilege by Advisor to CM on Information Sardar Raza Muhammad Barrach.

The amendment was submitted by female lawmaker Yasmeen Lehri of NP. The mover maintained that resolutions passed by the House were not considered and replied properly and the standing and functional committees are lacked with proper forum to address, resolve and examine issues faced by their Chairpersons. Lehri proposed to amend the existing rule of procedure of the assembly and insert new rule under rule 170 that would provide the details for formation of the Standing Committee on Implementation of Resolutions and Council of Chairmen.

The last sitting of 27th session of Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers as fifteen (25%) lawmakers were present at the start and maximum 23 (38%) at the time of adjournment of sitting. The Speaker chaired the entire sitting while the Chief Minister remained present during the sitting. The Opposition leader was absent and one minority member attended the sitting.

The House deferred five starred questions appearing on the agenda due to absence of movers. MPs spoke on three Points of Order consuming 11 minutes of the proceeding.

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