PA fears diminishing CPEC investments in Gwadar due to terrorism

The Sindh Assembly on Monday condemned violent attacks against Hazara community in Quetta as the legislators apprehended that poor law and order in Balochistan province may scale down investments under the CPEC projects in Gwadar.

The MPAs debated the resolution which PPP’s Nadir Magsi tabled at the house to condemn terror attacks on Hazara community.

“A disturbed Balochistan will also affect entire Pakistan with decline in investments,” Magsi said, adding that violence against Hazara community is condemnable.

MQM’s Rana Ansar demanded constitution of a committee to resolve the issue while Javed Hanif lamented intolerance in society.

PPP’s Shehla Raza demanded that National Action Plan ought to be implemented.

Similarly, Dr Seema Zia of the PTI and Sardar Chandio of PPP tabled a resolution on Makran Coastal Highway tragedy that left at least 14 people dead at the hands of terrorists. Chandio said that the nation is united under Pakistan’s flag and undeterred by such attacks.

“Terror is being spread in the name of Baloch people,” he said.

Javed Hanif said that terrorists used neighbouring countries soil, infiltrated into Pakistan and carried out attacks.

Dr Seema Zia and PPP’s Ghazal Sial tabled a resolution to condemn the death of a nine month baby girl Nishwa due to negligence of doctors. The house demanded an inquiry into the incident and demanded stern action against those found guilty. The house also condemned Easter Day blasts in Sri Lanka. The house unanimously adopted all the condemnation resolutions.

The provincial legislature also opened a pre-budget debate. PPP’s Sohrab Sarki lauded his party government for carrying out several uplift schemes. He said clean Karachi now can be compared with Islamabad. He said the PPP government served people in Sindh.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah ruled out chances of presidential form of the government in the country. He said the issue was previously also debated but yielded no results.

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh said Jacobabad had a better medical care with 24 hours services with availability of doctors. He said “there is no reality that people are deprived of healthcare facilities there.”

PTI’s Sidra Iqbal raised the issue of shortage of facilities in Matli College in district Badin. Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah acknowledged that the college lacks basic facilities and that the government couldn’t provide all that is required in an academic institute.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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