Sindh assembly refers resolution against PPO to standing committee

Karachi: Sindh Assembly on Tuesday referred a resolution against Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) to standing committee.

Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) tabled the resolution No. 162 to condemn and reject Pakistan Protection Ordinance which the resolution said is not only in violation of Constitution of Pakistan but also supersedes the Judicial System and power of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Twenty-two members took part in debate, and later the resolution was referred to Standing Committee on Law and Parliamentary Affairs for re-drafting within a week and brining back to the Assembly, so that it can be passed unanimously.

Those who took part in debate included Khuwaja Izharul Hassan, Syed Sardar Ahmed, Bilquees Mukhtar, Irum Azeem Farooque, Kamran Akhtar, Samar Ali Khan, Zaffar Ahmed Khan Kamali, Waqar Hussain Shah, Irfanullah Marwat, Murad Ali Shah, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Dr Seema Zia, Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmed, Shehla Raza, Faisal Subzwari, Muhammad Javed Nagori, Shamim Mumtaz, Jam Khan Shoro, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Muhammad Moin Aamir Pirzada, Sharjeel Inam Memon and Sikandar Mandhro.

Earlier, the house met at 10:17am against its scheduled time of 10:00am.

Resolution No. 178 regarding National Anthem be played in the House before commencing the proceedings of the Assembly Session tabled by PTI’s lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman was withdrawn.

Heer Soho of MQM tabled an adjournment motion that poor and innocent women are cruelly beaten by the local administrator at Larkana who were gathered to collect Benazir Income Support. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sikandar Mandhro said that the government admits incident took place and they had reports of that. Initiatives have been taken to increase the centers; however, FIR of the incident has been registered. Later, the mover didn’t press it.

Later, the chair adjourned the House till Friday at 10 PM.

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