Balochistan Assembly passes resolution for implementation of resolutions
QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the federal government to implement its resolutions approved during the past four years. The resolution was moved by provincial Water and Sanitation Minister Habibur Rehman Muhammad Hassani in the assembly’s session held with Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani in the chair.
Speaking about the resolution, Hassani said that when the 18th Amendment was introduced, the members of Balochistan Assembly were assured that all resolutions of the assembly would be implemented in letter and spirit. However, he regretted, the resolutions passed by the assembly were not being implemented by the federal government. He said there was a ray of hope when the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government came into power that it would address the grievances of Balochistan and a positive change would come. But the projects started by the federal government had come to a halt, he said.
Senior parliamentarian and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Sheik Jaffar Khan Mandokhel said spirit of democracy required that resolutions of assemblies were given importance. He said the people would lose trust in assemblies if their resolutions were not given importance, adding that indifference to the assembly’s resolutions would create unrest among the people.
Tariq Masoori Bugti said the federal government was frustrating the people of Balochistan by not implementing the resolutions of the provincial assembly. Provincial Minister Asghar Rind said the speaker should call an emergency meeting of the Balochistan Assembly outside parliament in Islamabad. Even if the meeting did not get noticed in Islamabad, a message would go to the world that resolutions of the assembly were not being given any importance.
When the chair put the resolution for vote, the House adopted it unanimously. The House also approved the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amended) Bill 2012. It is pertinent to mention that only 13 members were present when the resolution and the bill were approved, while 17 members are needed for quorum.
The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Bill 2012 and the resolution for implementation of the assembly’s past four years’ resolutions were approved within minutes because standing committees of the assembly are yet to be formed.