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Sindh Assembly adopts nine resolutions in 24th Session

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Published: May 5, 2016 12:49 pm

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ISLAMABAD: Spanning for near one and half month, the 24th session of Sindh Assembly met for 17 sittings and adopted nine resolutions.

The session held from March 21 to May 3, 2016 was marked by low attendance of lawmakers as an average of 32 (20%) members remained present at the outset and 53 (33%) at the end of each sitting. The House adopted a total of nine out of 21 resolutions appearing on the ‘Orders of the Day’ during the session. Among adopted resolutions, four were on the issues of governance followed by education sector, tributes and condolence (two each), and one on the issue of energy.

Out of 21 resolutions appearing on the agenda, MQM tabled eight resolutions followed by PPPP, PTI and PML-F (four each), and PML-N (1). The resolutions adopted by the House were about computerization of birth certificates; issuance of permanent resident card and domicile certificates; conversion of the Government College Kali Mori Hyderabad into University; timely provision of bags to the wheat growers, commemorating the 1973 Constitution Day; tribute to deceased Sindhi writer and poet Agha Saleem; establishing city campus of Model School University of Sindh Jamshoro, end of unannounced load shedding; imposing ban on import, sale and purchase of betel nut & Gutka and permanently declare holiday for minorities on their festivals.

The lawmakers raised 39 Calling Attention Notices (CANs) during the session of which 32 were taken up and responded to by the relevant Ministers on floor of the House and the remaining seven CANs were left unaddressed.

Among responded CANs, 12 were addressed to Local Government followed by Health Department; Home Department (five each), Education and Literature (3), and one each were related to Excise and Taxation, Finance Department, Revenue Department, Services General Administration Department, Transport, Wildlife and Works and Services Departments.

In addition, lawmakers raised 136 Points of Order (POs) that consumed 172 minutes of the session time.  The highest number of PO (23) were raised during fourth sitting consuming as many minutes of proceeding while the lowest number of PO (one) was raised during 9th sitting that consumed a minute of the sitting time.

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