AJK Assembly okays Allopathic System Act 2018


Mubashar Naqvi


The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly on Wednesday approved The AJK Allopathic System (Prevention of Misuse) Act 2018 and The West Pakistan Land Revenue (Amendment) Act, 2017. Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir presided over the session here on Wednesday. During the session, former Prime Minister and Member Legislative Assembly Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, Minister Forests Sardar Mir Akbar Khan and MLA Malik Muhammad Nawaz presented their resolutions condemning the disrespect, desecration and the burning for Holy Quran in Norway and Occupied Kashmir.
These identical resolutions stated that the house strongly condemn the disrespect, desecration and the burning for our respected holy book, the holy Quran, in a demonstration organized by an anti-Islamic organization on the 16th of November 2019 in Kristiansand, Norway. The house expect from the Norwegian Government that such actions must be prevented and those who are responsible for inciting religious hatred and violence to be brought to justice as soon as possible.
Minister Health Dr. Najeeb Naqi while commenting on the draft bill of Allopathic System (Prevention of Misuse) Act 2018 told the house that after adopting the bill by the house, no person would be able to write doctor with his or her name without having MBBS Degree. Commenting on the other bill adopted by the house, Law Minister Sardar Farooq Tahir said that after today’s legislation, the computerized record of the revenue department could be used for the court purpose. “Service centers have been established following the new amendments”, Tahir added.
Responding to the call attention notices of former Prime Minister and MLA Chaudhary Abdul Majeed and Leader of the Opposition Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen, Minister Electricity Raja Nisar Ahmed told that electricity system is being upgraded throughout the state due to which people facing unannounced load-shedding. “The up-gradation process would be completed by June 2020”, he informed the house. The Minister Electricity told four hours load-shedding in urban while six hours in rural areas are being carried out by WAPDA. “Sometime citizen have to face the power outrage due to repair work on transmission line, replacement of conductors and transformers”, Nisar further told.
MLA Pir Syed Ali Raza Bukhari in his call attention notice urged government to take concrete measures to stop substandard food items distribution that causing serious harm to the health of citizen. He asked government to functionalize the food authority if it exists to control the low quality food stuff throughout the state. Responding the call attention notice, Minister Food Shoukat Ali Shah told the house that Food Authority could not be made functional due to the unavailability of the Food Testing Lab.
He expressed hope that Authority would soon be made fully functional. Speaking during the question hours, Minister Local Government Raja Naseer Ahmed Khan told that indiscriminate development process is being carried out throughout the AJK through different schemes. He said details of funds provided to the representatives of 29 constituencies of the state in FY 2016-17 and 2017-18 have been provided to the members.