Formation of Sindh Evacuee trust property board approved: Wahab

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Cabinet on Monday approved establishment of Sindh Evacuee Trust Property Board for management and disposal of prosperities that included educational institutions, different trusts, agriculture land, health facilities, temples and gurdwara, vacated due to migration in years 1947, 1965 and 1971. Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information& Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment, Barrister Murtaza Wahab told the media persons while briefing crowded press conference on the decisions of Sindh Cabinet meeting.
The Advisor added that Sindh Cabinet has approved Sindh Evacuee Trust Properties (Management & Disposal) Act and formed three member committee headed by Sindh Minister for Minorities Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal , Sindh Excise Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla and Advisor Information Barrister Murtaza Wahab to table it after finalization in Sindh Assembly within three days for approval. Advisor Information further told that Chief Minister Sindh has directed local government minster to ensure cleanliness of city after rain and ensure the free flow of traffic on the roads, the Chief Minister Sindh he said directed that all out steps must be undertaken to drain out rain water and cleanliness drive must be regular feature.
Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Sindh Prisons Correction Act, 2018 was also discussed in the meeting which aimed at transforming prisons into reform centers/ homes and in this regard three member cabinet committee has been formed comprising Sindh Prisons Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister Energy Imtiaz Shaikh, Advisor Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Secretary Home Qazi Kabeer to review and finalize it within seven days for tabling in Sindh Assembly for approval. He said that act was meant to provide healthy environment to women prisoners in jails and ensuring prisons’ access to health facilities.
He said that imparting technical education to prisoners was also included in the act so that hardened criminals transformed into useful citizens. He added that training of Jail Police was also focused in the act. He said that existing jail rules were more than century old which needed improvements.

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