Sindh assembly passes three bills

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly here Monday passed three government bills related to healthcare sector unanimously.

There were four bills on the agenda for consideration all related to the health sector. However, three of them were passed by the house unanimously. Tabled by minister for parliamentary affairs Dr Sikandar Mandhro the passed bills included Bill No.15/ 2014 The Sindh Epidemic Diseases Bill 2014, Bill No.16/ 2014 The Sindh Eye Surgery (Restriction) Bill 2014, Bill No.17/ 2014 The Sindh Tuberculosis Notification Bill 2014. The fourth bill, The Sindh Allopathic System (Prevention of Misuse ) Bill 2014 was deferred.

The house met more than one hour late than its scheduled time of 10:00 am and at the start of the sitting there were just seven members present. However, the speaker ignored the quorum.

Heer Soho and Naheed Begum of MQM tabled an adjournment motion to discuss 521 cases of violence against women as recorded in Sindh. However,

The parliamentary minister opposed the AM on technical grounds and suggested it would be re-submitted and the movers withdrew their motion saying they would re-submit it after correction. However, the parliamentary minister opposed the AM on technical grounds and suggested it would be re-submitted and the movers withdrew their motion saying they would re-submit it after correction.

Dr Zafar Ahmad Khan of MQM had tabled a privilege motion against rude attitude of assistant commissioner Mirpurkhas. However, he withdrew this motion

There were 5 Call Attention Notices on the agenda and four of them tabled and the concerned minister assured the movers that the issue raised would be resolved soon.

The opposition leader, Mohammad Shaharyar Khan Mahar requested the speaker to allot him a proper seat as the leader of opposition. Faisal Ali Sabzwari also supported this. Moreover, the MQM MPA demanded that their seats be declared as the opposition seats.

An important adjournment motion of Mohammad Shaharyar Khan Mahar of MPL-F was once again deferred to next sitting.

Later, the chair adjourned the house till Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00am.

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