PPP submits motions on outages, foreign spy agencies

ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday submitted two adjournment motions in the National Assembly against the prolonged power outages in the country and the foreign intelligences operating in the country.
The assembly will commence its session from Monday and the PPP members wanted to take up the load shedding issue on priority basis by suspending other items on the agenda to discuss it. The adjournment motion submitted by MNAs Syed Naveed Qamar, Shazia Atta Marri, Dr Nafisa Shah, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Ishanur Rehman Mazari was submitted under Rule 110 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.
It described the recent severe power outages of up to 18 hours in urban and rural areas of the country as not only tormenting but a blow for the economy. The PPP said since this issue is of huge concern for the public, therefore, it should be discussed immediately in the House. A second adjournment motion regarding the illegal presence of foreign agencies and spies in the country was submitted by Shazia Atta Marri, Abdul Sattar Bachani, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Ghulam Rasool Koreja and Imran Zafar Leghari.
It drew the attention of the House towards the illegal presence of thousands of foreign spies/foreign intelligence agencies in the country. “As this matter is of extreme importance and raises serious concerns regarding the country’s security, therefore we move an adjournment motion under Rule 110 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007,” the motion stated.
Meanwhile, the PPP also submitted a calling attention notice regarding deteriorating situation of educational institutes in FATA and tribal areas. Submitted by Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Beelam Hasnain, Shazia Atta Marri, Dr Nafisa Shah, Shahida Rehmani, it stated that according to an estimate, during the last few years, more than 550 educational institutes have been destroyed in FATA and thousands of schools have become dysfunctional in the tribal areas. 
As this is a matter of grave concern for the public, therefore we would like to discuss it on the floor of the House, it said.

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