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Sindh PA: Only one question raised by non-Muslim MPAs

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Published: November 19, 2014 06:40 pm

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ISLAMABAD: Non-Muslim members in the Sindh Assembly have raised only one question in 15 sessions held so far since the 2013 General Elections.

The question, raised by MQM’s Diwan Chand Chawla, was addressed to the Minister for Livestock regarding promotions in the department. Earlier, the same lawmaker had raised a point of order in the seventh session to revive the post of Director General (livestock) in Sukkur.

Question Hour is a tool for government oversight where lawmakers can submit questions addressed to any ministry/department and seek information regarding its performance. As per Rule 38 of the Sindh Assembly, the House holds a 60-minute Question Hour at the outset of every sitting except on Saturdays, Sundays and the day set for oath-taking/election of key members.

A total of 320 questions have appeared on Orders of the Day in the Sindh Assembly, which has completed 79 sittings as of November 18, 2014. The lack of questions raised by non-Muslim lawmakers reflects their ignorance towards matters of public interests and government oversight.

The Sindh Assembly currently has nine non-Muslim lawmakers, with five belonging to the PPPP followed by MQM (three) and PML-F (one).



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