Low power voltage issues to end soon; No TB medicines’ shortage at hospitals

Islamabad

State Minister for Water and Power Ch Abid Sher Ali on Thursday told the National Assembly that low voltage issues would be ended by summer of this year. Replying to a question, the minister said that due to new transmission lines, capacity of electricity has also been increased.
He said there is 85% line losses in 190 feeders of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) therefore duration of load shedding is more there than other feeders.
To another question, he said that it is a fact that retired employees of WAPDA are drawing pension from their opted pension disbursement offices all over the country. He said no kind of hardships is being faced by the WAPDA pensioners, however complaints if any are addressed immediately.
Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Dr Darshan Thursday informed the National Assembly that medicines for treatment of Tuberculosis are available at hospitals.
Replying to a Calling Attention Notice moved by MNA Khalida Mansoor and other members regarding non-availability of live saving drugs like Florinif tablet, Hydrocartizan and TB medicines, he said no one has applied for life saving drugs like Florinif tablet and Hydrocartizan for registration.
Parliamentary Secretary said the medicines for treatment of TB are available at all the provincial and federal government hospitals. Dr Darshan said if any doctor of a public sector hospital prescribes these medicines, the hospitals may import these medicines through prescribed procedure.
State Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnaat Thursday told the National Assembly that Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has collective support and is doing its job in an appropriate manner.
Replying to a question, the minister said that all provinces have been observing and celebrating Eid on the same day across the country but few people differ on the issue. He expressed the optimism that the issue would be resolved .
To a question, he said that National Ulema and Mashaikh Council has been constituted to tackle and counter sectarian issues. It has representation of all all schools of thought and all the provinces, he added. He said that the Council has been assigned the duty to promote religious harmony in the counry besides removing certain hate literature from the curriculum of Madaris.—APP

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