KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly here on Monday passed a resolution, showing reservations over the recent recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) pertaining to no need of seeking permission from the first wife in case of second marriage and related issues.
Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashdi tabled the resolution that this assembly resolves and recommends to Sindh government to approach the federal government to adopt the resolution that the House shows strong reservations on Council of Islamic Ideology’s recent recommendations showing complete indifference and insensitivity to issues pertaining to women, like minimal age for marriage, recommendations against DNA test for rape indictments, and no need of taking permission of wife for second marriage. Since the council is unable to perform a positive role, it should be done away with. The resolution was passed unanimously as no parliamentary party opposed it.
Earlier the house met 1 hour and 38 minutes late with speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in chair.
The house adopted The Government Bill No. 08 of 2014-The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014, tabled by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sikandar Mandhro.
It also passed a resolution of Sharmila Faruqui of PPPP that this assembly while condemning judicial murder of Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, pays tribute to him on his 35th martyrdom anniversary. It also passed a resolution of Sumeta Afzal Syed of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) that this house condemns attack on TV journalist Raza Rumi in Lahore on March 29, 2014 in which his driver was killed and recommends to Sindh Govt to approach Federal Govt to take serious action against culprits.
Sorath Thebo of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) tabled an adjournment motion to discuss the issue of attack on Hindu temple after desecration rumours in Larkana. However, she did not press her motion after the government assured her that action was taken against the culprits.
MQM’s Naila Munir in her call attention notice asked from the Minister for Food that what are the causes of food shortage in Tharparkar and what is the expected food release after drought.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sikandar Mandhro replied that two lac 59 thousand 9 hundred and 47 families have been affected in Thar and one lac, eight thousand, nine hundred and sixty three wheat bags have been given to the people there, while 18,000 more bags are to be given. He said that drought like situation happens in Thar when there are no rains.
Dr Seema Zia of PTI on her call attention notice asked Minister for Home to put a ban on the sad situation of the city where several infants and children are daily abused on streets by the beggars under extreme climate?
This was responded by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sikandar Mandhro, who said that it is indeed the matter of shame that children are being abused and begging on streets. He said that law is already there in place since 1950, though government has the responsibility of implementation, but as a society, we should also have to resolve the issues behind it. We all should join hands regarding the issue and I openly invite all members to come and deliberate for further legislation on it.
The chair announced Sindh governor’s assent to The Sindh Civil Servants (Regularisation of Ad hoc Appointments) (Amendment) Bill, 2014. Later, the chair adjourned the house till next Monday, April 7, at 10am.
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