Sindh assembly passes 5 bills amid low attendance

Karachi: Sindh Assembly here Wednesday passed five bills amidst low attendance.

The bills that were passed unanimously included Govt Bill No 30/2015 The Sindh Local Government (Third amendment) Bill 2015, Bill No 25/ 2015 The Sindh Zakat and Ushr (Amendment) Bill 2015, Bill No 27/ 2015 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazire Bhutto Medical University Larkana (Amendment) Bill 2015, Bill No 28/ 2015 The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (Amendment) Bill 2015, Bill No 29/ 2015 The Malir University of Sciences and Technology Karachi Bill 2015.

When Sindh minister for parliamentary affairs tabled the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazire Bhutto Medical University Larkana (Amendment) Bill 2015 and told the House that the bill was aimed at name dental college of the university after Beebi Aseefa, PML-F lawmaker Mahtab Akbar Rashdi asked who was Beebi Aseefa, what is her age, what are her achievements and how much monetary contribution she has given to this institutes.

She said the educational and other institutions are named after the personalities who had a proven record of great achievements, who had greatly contributed for the society or who had provided generous monetary contributions for building these institutes. She said she had nothing personal against Beebi Aseefa or any other person whosoever, but as the member of Sindh Assembly she had the right to ask why such honors are being handed over so casually to family members. No one from the government side could answer satisfactorily to the queries of Mahtab Akbar Rashdi. Anyway, the House passed the bill.

Later, when Sikandar Mandhro tabled the Malir University of Sciences and Technology Karachi Bill 2015, Mahtab Akbar Rashdi again stood and paid rich tributes to the founders of this university and told the House this was the example of selfless service to the soceity that she was talking about. She said these genuine services should be recognized by all. She also praised that this university was being named after the area of Malir and not after some person.

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