Sindh Assembly passes two bills unanimously

Karachi: Sindh Assembly here Thursday unanimously passed two bills, before adjourning the house for an in camera briefing of Inspector General of Police on Karachi law and order situation.

The assembly met more than one hour late and less than 10 members were present when the sitting started.

The report of standing committee on heath on Government Bill No 1 of 2013 – The Sindh Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Bill 2013 was considered by the house and the bill was passed into law, unanimously.

Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro moved the motion to withdraw the Bill No 11 of 2013- The Sindh Education City Bill 2013. He argued that this bill was about establishing ‘education city’ in just one city –Karachi, but now the government wants to open such education cities also in other parts of the province. His motion was approved and the bill was withdrawn. Later, the minister presented Bill No 11 of 2013- The Sindh Education Cities Bill 2013 which was unanimously passed into law.

Saleem Khursheed Khokhar spoke on his adjournment motion that the students belonging to religious minorities should be given religious education about their respective faiths in schools. However, on the assurance of Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro that the matter has already been under consideration of the government he did not further press his adjournment motion.

The speaker skipped the question hour, as an in-camera briefing on law and order by Inspector General Sindh Police was scheduled on the day after the sitting. Later, the speakers asked the get the galleries of visitors and media vacated so that the in-camera briefing could be conducted.

The house was adjourned till Friday, February 15, 2103 at 10:00 am.

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