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Sindh PA takes up five CANs amid low attendance

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Published: February 19, 2016 06:14 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh took up five Calling Attention Notices (CANs) amidst low attendance of lawmakers as twelve (7%) legislators were present at the start and 56 (34%) at adjournment of the 16th sitting of its ongoing 23rdsession on Friday.

The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, however it was not pointed out by any of the lawmakers in the House. In addition, the Deputy Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza and the Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah remained absent from the sitting.

The House took up all agenda items appearing on its list of business except two government bills. Five CANs were taken up and responded to by the relevant departments. Three notices were sponsored by lawmakers belonging to MQM while two notices were submitted by members belonging to PML-F.

These CANs were about parking issues in various areas of Karachi; deteriorated conditions of parks in Karachi; shortage of medicines in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi; stoppage of road construction from Tando Adam to Kandyari and dilapidated conditions of road between Sanghar and Mirpurkhas.

The relevant Ministers assured the Members to look into the matters and resolve them on priority basis. Additionally, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Khuhro introduced the Sindh Payment of Wages Bill 2015 that was referred to relevant standing committee for further discussion.

The House witnessed presentation of two reports including Auditor General including report on Account of Secretary Local Government Department, Karachi for the Audit Year, 2013-14 and the report on Assembly Appropriation Accounts of Sindh Government for year 2012-13. Both reports were laid by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the House referred them to the Public Accounts Committee.

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