Sindh PA passes six bills, adopts 21 resolutions during 36th session

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The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed six bills and adopted 21 resolutions during 36th session that comprised 15 sittings held between November 1, 2017 and November 23, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a report.
The House addressed 34 Calling Attention Notices (CANs) and debated an Adjournment Motion regarding results of Population and Housing Census, 2017 during the reporting session. As many as 13 private motions for discussions on issues of public importance and eight motions to amend the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, 2013 were not considered by the House.
The Provincial Assembly passed six out of seven treasury-sponsored legislative proposals that appeared on the agenda during the session. The approved legislative proposals included the Sindh Safe Blood Trnsfusion Bill, 2017; the Sindh Occupational Safety and Health Bill, 2017; the Sindh Livestock Registration and Trade Authority Bill, 2017; the Sindh Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill, 2017; the Shahdadpur Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
The government also introduced the Institute of Animals Health Karachi Bill, 2017 in the House which was referred to the relevant standing committee. Three private members belonging to PPPP introduced the Sindh Prohibition on Manufacture, Promotion and Sale of Gutka and Mainpuri Bill, 2017; the University of Art and Culture, Jamshoro Bill, 2017 and the Pakistan University, Karachi Bill, 2017 which were also referred to the relevant standing committees.
The Assembly’s regular business included 15 resolutions of which ten were adopted, four were not taken up and one was referred to the relevant committee. Additionally, the House adopted eleven supplementary resolutions as well which were not part of the regular agenda while one supplementary resolution was referred to the relevant committee.
The adopted resolutions recommended the government to lift ban on student unions, appoint lady teachers in primary schools, begin sugarcane crushing in the province of Sindh as soon as possible, grant 90-day maternity leave to working women, encourage establishment of industries, ensure installation of gates at railway-crossings, take steps against unannounced electricity and gas load-shedding in Sukkur, establish Trade Zones in all major cities of Sindh, donate funds for Muslim refugees of Myanmar in Bangladesh and take immediate action against electricity over-billing in Hyderabad.—NNI

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