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Punjab Assembly adopts 59 resolutions during third year

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Published: June 8, 2016 02:50 pm

Punjab Assembly Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted 59 resolutions during third parliamentary year. Besides these, five Private Members’ resolutions were kept pending, thirteen were disposed of due to absence of the relevant lawmakers and five were not taken up by the House.

As many as 34 of the adopted resolutions were sponsored by Private Members while 25 were backed by treasury, including 17 resolutions which sought extension in the term of ordinances.

The resolutions passed by the House can be categorized as:

Commendation: Five of the Government resolutions paid tributes to the federal government for its various services and the Provincial Home Minister Col. (R) Shuja Khanzada and MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Shamshad, both of whom were killed in separate attacks. The federal government was commended for its efforts to overcome energy crisis, reduction in petroleum prices and announcement to form judicial commission for Panama Papers’ probe.

Condemnation: The House passed nine resolutions to condemn various events like incidents of terrorism, violence or statements of politicians. The condemnations were made against terrorist attacks on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda and Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, incident of burning a girl alive in Abbotabad, hangings of Jamat-e-Islami leadership in Bangladesh, attacks on media, Indian aggression on Working Boundary, killings of Rohingya Muslims and statements of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding disintegration of Pakistan and Wajid Shamsul Hassan regarding Constitutional Amendment to declare Ahmadis Non-Muslims.

Constitutional Resolutions: The House adopted 17 resolutions to extend the terms of as many ordinances under Article 128 of the Constitution.

Recommendations: The House passed 27 resolutions having specific recommendations for the federal and Punjab governments on different issues ranging from action against illegal medical stores to setting up a hill station in Rajanpur. Fourteen resolutions were sponsored by PTI, 10 by PML-N, two by JI and one by PML.

The PTI lawmakers sought relief package for farmers affected by rains, inquiry of allegations against MQM leader Altaf Hussain, equal treatments for civilian and military victims of terrorism, regulation of meat prices and private school fees, security arrangements for educational institutions, provision of angiography facilities in each district, naming December 16 after martyrs of Army Public School, removal of illegal signboards, provision of clean drinking water to public, action against producers and sellers of adulterated milk and illegal medical stores, reconstitution of Pakistan Cricket Board and enforcement of ban on smuggling from India.

The PML-N lawmakers demanded development of hill station at Mari Gorchani in District Rajanpur, naming a road after Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, appointment of female staff at NADRA for taking photographs of female applicants, issuance of postal ticket on birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, provision of free medicines for hepatitis in Districts Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, regulation of private Hajj operators, ban on dramatization of crime scenes on televisions, provision of technical education for women, promotion of soft image of the country and inclusion of content on protection against child abuse in the syllabi.

The JI lawmakers sought compensation for flood-affectees of South Punjab and legislation to curb fake cases and FIRs. The PML resolution recommended banning the use of steroids for body building.


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