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Punjab Assembly adopts three resolutions

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Published: December 23, 2014 06:53 pm

punjab assembly 25ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday adopted resolution demanding the provincial government to necessitate medical students to work in government hospitals for at least five years upon completing their studies.

PML-N lawmaker Nighat Sheikh sponsored the resolution that was unanimously adopted with an amendment that the federal government would be requested to ensure implementation of the said practice.

Four other resolutions appeared on the list of business for the private members’ day, out of which two were adopted while two others remained unaddressed. The House adopted a resolution demanding an effective legislation against child marriages that was tabled by PML-N lawmaker Azma Zahid Bukhari.

Another resolution urging the government to implement the Islamic Ideology Council’s instructions regarding use of English words for Islamic teachings was also adopted. The resolution was sponsored by PML-N lawmaker Muhammad Ilyas Chinioti.

The House witnessed low attendance with 25 MPAs at the start and 43 at the end of the sitting

JI Parliamentary Leader Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar sponsored a resolution regarding restoration of full pension to Punjab government employees over the age of 75 years. However, he decided to withdraw the resolution after getting a response from the Parliamentary Affairs Secretary.

PML-N lawmaker Shameela Aslam also withdrew her resolution to set up dispensaries in educational institutions after the concerned ministry informed her about the presence of first aid facilities in all schools across the province.

The House witnessed low attendance as only twenty-five (7%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 43 (12%) at the adjournment of the sitting. The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any of the lawmakers.

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and the Opposition Leader Mehmood ur Rashid were did not attend the sitting. Among parliamentary leaders, only the JI and PPPP leaders were present.

The Speaker chaired the entire sitting that lasted an hour and 50 minutes. Five out of 35 starred questions addressed to the Department of Housing, Urban Development & Public Health Engineering were responded while the lawmakers also raised 14 supplementary questions.

The House took up an adjournment motion (AM) moved by PML-N lawmaker Amjad Ali Javed regarding problems faced by people in receiving funds from the Zakat Council through mobile transfer. Two other AMs were not taken up. In addition, six points of order consumed seven minutes of the proceedings’ time. The next sitting will be held on Wednesday (today) at 10am.


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