ISLAMABAD: A number of issues pertaining to various social sectors of life Tuesday came under discussion at the floor of National Assembly.
Nighat Yasmeen pointed out Tharparkar issue and said that wheat was lying in the godowns of Sindh government, but it was not distributed amongst the poor people of Thar.
She said that people were living in unhygienic conditions and there was lack of basic amenities in the region. Sajida Begum urged all parliamentarians to dedicate their
one month salary for the welfare of Tharparkar’s people.
Shazia Marri declared that Pneumonia was the major cause of deaths of children in Thar adding that to check this situation, the Sindh government had taken adequate initiatives
on immediate basis.
She appreciated the one billion grant, announced by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, and urged the government to release this aid. Shazia also drew attention of the august House on the removal of 358 employees of Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution
(EOBI) and appealed to the government to find out a way to secure their career and future.
Muhammad Ali expressed the fear that the government was planning to fire as much as 84,000 employees working on daily wages or contract basis in various organisations of
He opined that if the government did so, it could be a big issue. Abdul Rasheed Godel talked about the leakage of his Parliament Lodge’s roof and mouses presence.
Aisha Sayed raised the issues of repair of her room in the MNA hostel and the clearance of pending bills of electricity. On this occasion, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, assured that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had issued directive for the proper repair and maintenance of Parliament Lodges on priority.
Maulana Gohar urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government not to close vocational training institutes in his constituency. Iqbal Qadri brought into the notice of Lower House regarding the delay issuance of arms license cards.
Maryam Aurangzeb said that the arms cards were delayed due to transformation of data on new software. Maulana Ameer requested the Ministry of Interior to open a passport office in his constituency.
Hamidullah informed that Pakistan House in Madina comprising 90 rooms was in a pathetic condition and it was in dire need of renovation. Shah Gul Afridi sought the assistance of authorities concerned for the recovery of a missing government officer of his area.