Move for ban on dramatisation of criminal cases
LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly yesterday adopted four resolutions of public interest including free treatment for hepatitis and ban on dramatization of criminal cases on private televisions.
On private members day, six resolutions were on agenda out of which one, presented by opposition legislator Amer Sultan Cheema was disposed off due to his absence from the House while the other moved by Hina Pervaiz Butt was pended on her request.
The House unanimously passed four resolutions.
The resolution moved by Rana Munawar Ghaus regarding measures for checking fast spreading hepatitis in Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts was unanimously passed by the House.
The resolution demanded establishment of hepatitis centres at DHQ Hospitals with sufficient supply of medicine and injections.
On the insistence of Parliamentary Secretary Nazar Hussain Gondal that the government has already taken measures and free diagnosis and treatment facilities for hepatitis were available in the entire South Punjab, Deputy Speaker Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani said that the situation was otherwise.
He (Deputy Speaker) said that the department claims were false and there was need of taking immediate measures for controlling hepatitis in these districts.
The House also unanimously approved the resolution moved by PTI’s Sibtain Khan regarding measures for the provision of clean drinking water in the province.
The resolution presented by treasury legislator Sh Allauddin regarding stopping private hajj and umra operators from making religious responsibility a profit oriented business was also passed unanimously.
The resolution urged the federal government to stop private operators from charging up to Rs1.
5 million for luxury hajj and declare it sole responsibility of the state in line with the decision of Council of Islamic Ideology.
The resolution, moved by treasury legislator Azma Zahid Bokhari, urged the federal government to ban dramatization of crime and criminal cases on private television channels.
The House unanimously adopted the resolution.
Earlier, the proceedings started one hour and 18 minutes behind the scheduled time with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair.
During Question Hour on Colonies, the chair asked Parliamentary Secretary Ch Zahid Akram to take action against officers responsible for delay in giving answers and wrong replies and submit report in the next session.
Khadija Umar, Amjad Ali Javaid, Akhtar Ali and Ghiasuddin protested against inordinate delay in submitting answers.
Ghias-ud-Din said that the DCO Narowal was delaying answers to his queries as there was corruption in lease of land worth billions.
The chair referred the matter of giving wrong answer to the query of Amjad Ali Javed to the Standing Committee on Colonies with the direction to submit report within two months.
Expressing displeasure on the request of Parliamentary Secretary to pending question of Raheela Khadim Hussain for wrong answer, the chair directed action against responsible officers.
On completion of agenda, the chair adjourned the session till Wednesday morning.