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NA resolution binds each member to monitor polio campaign

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Published: May 14, 2014 04:44 pm

PolioISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding each lawmaker monitor polio eradication campaign in his respective constituency for achieving the desired targets.

State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar tabled the resolution urging the each lawmaker
to play his/her role in the respective constituency for ensuring success in polio eradication campaign. The House unanimously adopted
this resolution.

Earlier, 18 lawmakers – PML-N (six), PTI and PkMAP (three each), PPPP (two) and one each of MQM, JUI-F, JI and an independent lawmaker – also participated in the debate on a motion under Rule 259 regarding steps being taken by the government to completely eradicate polio in the country. The motion was moved by a PPPP lawmaker Shazia Mari.

Three more resolutions – the first by a PPPP lawmaker for non-retrenchment of employees in any government department, the second by a PML-N female lawmaker for establishing an engineering university at Sialkot and the third by a MQM lawmaker Sufyan Yusuf urging the government to review decision about withdrawal of subsidy on commodities of daily use in Gilgit-Baltistan – were tabled. All these
resolutions were adopted by the House unanimously.

Chairman of Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk presented four standing committee reports regarding the Constitution Amendment Bills 2013 and 2014 (seeking amendment to Articles 51, 59, 106). Earlier, the House gave approval to condone a delay in the presentation of these reports The House took up a calling attention notice (CAN), sponsored by
five PML-N lawmakers including four women, regarding issuance of faulty roll number slips by the Qauid-e-Azam University to students of Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate) F-10/2, Islamabad without mentioning their names and roll numbers.

The MQM lawmakers staged a 17-minute walkout over non-issuance of passport to their party chief. They returned to the House after talks
with Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada.

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