Approved budget of Wazirabad Cardiology is not be given for six months what is benefit of budget if it keeps going around committees: Ch Parvez Elahi

Situation has become quite grave due to no release of funds, 200 patients are waiting for operations and all administrative matters are pending, Speaker Punjab Assembly expresses views during assembly session

Lahore: 21-12-2020: Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi has said that approved funds of Wazirabad Cardiology have been released so far due to which situation has become very grave, approved budget of Wazirabad Cardiology is not being given fix six month, what is the benefit of such a budget which keeps going around the committees, since the funds have not been release 200 patients are waiting for their operations.

He expressed these views while presiding over Punjab Assembly session here today (Monday).

He further said that because of non-availability of funds all administrative matters of the hospital are pending, Prime Minister Imran Khan had also appreciated this project. The Speaker said that he had also talked to the Chief Minister Punjab about Wazirabad Cardiology but nothing has come out. He said what the government is doing, why the budget approved by the assembly is not being released?, if assembly decisions are not to be implemented then what is the point of this assembly, it should be closed.

Ch Parvez Elahi said that the Finance Committee of Development is the biggest obstruction in the way of completion of PTI government projects. Afterwards, the Speaker referred the matter to the Special Committee No 12.

Earlier during the Question Hour questions about Labour and Human Resources were asked.

Provincial Law Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja presented five ordinances in the house including Ordinance The Sugar Factories (Control) Amendment 2020, Ordinance The Sugar Factories (Control)(Second Amendment) 2020, Ordinance The Punjab Local Government (Amendment) 2020, The Companies Profits (Workers Participation) (Amendment) Ordinance, The Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission 2020 with the approval of the Speaker Punjab Assembly. Afterwards, the assembly extended all these ordinances for 90 days each.

The Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja also presented seven ordinances in the House which included Ordinance The Sugar Factories (Control) (Second Amendment) 2020, The Punjab Board of Technical Education (Amendment) 2020, Ordinance The Punjab Local Government (Amendment) 2020, The Companies Profits (Workers Participation) (Amendment 2020, Ordinance Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, The Punjab Hotels and Restaurants (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, The Punjab Tourist Guide (Amendment). The Speaker with the consensus of the House referred these to the Standing Committees concerned with the direction to report back in two months.

The Law Minister also introduced four bills The South Punjab Institute of Science and Technology Bill 2020, The Dera Ghazi Khan Bill 2020, Protection Against Harassment of Women At The Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2020, The Punjab Drugs (Amendment) 2020, The Punjab Privatization Board (Cancellation) Bill 2020 in the House.

Afterwards, on completion of the agenda, Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi adjourned the session till December 22 Tuesday at 2 p. m.

A meeting of the Punjab Assembly Advisory Committee was held In the Speakers Chambers which was presided over by Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi which was participated by Law Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja, Provincial Minister Ch Zaheeruddin and MPAs Malik Nadeem Kamran, Samiullah Khan, Khalil Tahir Sindhu and Arshad Malik, The meeting was also attended by Secretary Punjab Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and D. G. Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak.

The Speaker asked for fateha khwani in the House for the departed souls of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zafarullah Khan Jamali, grandfather Sardar Sherbaz Mazari of Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Mohammad Mazari, former caretaker Chief Minister and opposition leader Mian Afzal Hayat, grandmother of opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz and former MPA Nazim Hussain Shah. Provincial Ministers Mohammad Basharat Raja and Dr Mohammad Akhtar, Secretary Punjab Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and D. G. Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak also participated in the fateha khwani.

Afterwards, Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi offered fateha for Peer Syed Faizul Hassan Shah with his brother Provincial Auqaf Minister Syed Saeedul Hassan Shah. Provincial Ministers Mohammad Basharat Raja and Dr Mohammad Akhtar, Secretary Punjab Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and D. G. Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak were also present on the occasion. #

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