Sindh assembly passes resolution against power outages


KARACHI: Sindh Assembly here Tuesday passed a resolution against electricity outages in Sindh province and condemned the attitude of Federal Water and Power ministry in this regard.

The resolution tabled by Sindh senior minister for education and literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro expressed concern on prolonged power outages in Sindh province and flayed the attitude of federal water and power ministry to discriminate Sindh province in providing power supply. The resolution said this Assembly reiterates, resolves and recommends to Federal Government to immediately stop discrimination and exempt load shedding to pumping stations in Sindh. Thirty-two members including Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah took part in debate on resolution and it was passed. However, MPAs of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were not present in the house during the debate.

Members of PML-F and PTI protested regarding alleged discrimination in release of funds for their development schemes during the speech of the leader of the house.

Sikandar Mandhro on a point of order requested the chair that due to debate on important issue of public importance, discussion on receipts of the province, current revenue expenditure, current capital expenditure and development expenditure could not be taken up; therefore, tomorrow it may be taken soon after dua without any Question hour. The chair ruled that there will be no Question Hour tomorrow and asked the parliamentary leaders of the parties to submit names of the members who will take part in debate. Later, the chair adjourned the House till tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 AM.

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