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Sitting on 14th January 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 14TH JANUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 14th January, 2019 at 03.00 p.m.

 

I.        (A)      RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)      NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Forest & Wildlife Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 44 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. HALEEM ADIL SHEIKH, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that there is acute shortage of water at UC-31 PS-99 Karachi, people are deprived from single drop of water and the Sewerage System is completely deteriorated, Water Board has failed to resolve the issue due to that Sewerage Water has entered into Mosques, Imam Bargahs and people are in severe troubles?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 30 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD RIAZ HAIDER, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that in my Constituency PS-130 North Nazimabad and North Karachi, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board distributing water unevenly and Water Tanker Mafia are Operating freely and illegal Water Connections are also highlighted. Despite all, no action has been taken by the department?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 33 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYEDA MARVI FASEEH, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Culture, Sindh may please to ensure to provide the Free WIFI Service in all Public Libraries to facilitate the students/masses?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 29 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. NUSRAT BANO SEHAR ABBASI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that Khairpur Medical College has not been registered from PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council), resulting the future of students on stake; please provide reasons and steps taken by the Government in this regard?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 40 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. MANGLA SHARMA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that a businessman Mr. Ramesh Lal has been kidnapped in Sukkur since last month; What steps are taken by the Government for his recovery?

 

IV.      LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO.02 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA REGARDING PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH PASSED SEVERAL RESOLUTIONS TO RESOLVE GENERAL PUBLIC ISSUES AND THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED HAS TO INITIATE ACTION AS REQUIRED UNDER RULE 135 (3) OF RULES OF PROCEDURE, PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH BUT NONE OF THE DEPARTMENT HAS YET RESPONDED TO THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH.

 

VI.      ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 03 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SADIA JAVED, MPA REGARDING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENSURE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF KARACHI REGARDING CIRCULAR RAILWAY.

 

VII.    PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO.03 OF 2018-THE SHAHEED MOHTARMA BENAZIR BHUTTO INSTITUTE OF TRAUMA AT KARACHI BILL, 2018.

 

VIII.  DISCUSSION ON THE ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 01 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. NIDA KHUHRO, MPA REGARDING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NOT GIVEN PRIORITY TO NFC AWARD IN ITS 100 DAYS.

 

IX.      ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                          G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

13TH JANUARY, 2019.                                                       SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

FOREST & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWER FOR

MONDAY, THE 14TH JANUARY, 2019

 

*171.   Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:         Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

(a)    Is it a fact that Ostriches are officially defined as wildlife and therefore are governed by the hunting rules and guidelines;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof? 

 

                                                            ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

As per Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1972, (Amended 2001) Ostrich has not been defined as a wild animal.

 

*179.   Ms. NusratSeharAbbasi:        Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that a project of rehabilitation and improvement of Haleji and Langh lakes wildlife sanctuary, Thatta and Qambar with the cost of Rs.150.971 Million is due to be completed in June 2019;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, detail of work completed and amount spent todate?

 

                                                            ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

Due to paucity of funds, this project will be completed in June 2020. However, following works have been completed upto June 2018.

 

WORKS CARRIED OUT UNDER HALEJI LAKE COMPONENT.

 

S.#

NAME OF WORK

QUANTITY

AMOUNT

1.

Liner plantation along inspection path

7 Km

1.983

2.

Development of floating mounts

40 Nos.

2.400

3.

Development of pelican island

2  Nos.

3.956

4.

Development of fun area for children

3  Nos.

1.480

5.

Restoration of existing historical information centers

1  No.

7.500

6.

Desalting of Reservoir Branch

L.S

2.100

7.

Restoration and repair of existing rest house

1  No.

0.500

8.

Restoration and repair of staff quarter

5  Nos.

1.476

9.

Renovation of Hideouts

 

4  Nos.

2.992

10.

Repair of restoration of angular platform

5  Nos.

1.777

11.

Restoration and repair of existing watch towers

5  Nos.

1.500

12.

Repair and restoration of fire place

4  Nos.

0.159

13.

Restoration and repair of existing Lavatories

2  Nos.

0.300

14.

Restoration and repair of existing Hog Deer Enclosure

1  No.

17.102

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Restoration and repair of existing Crocodile Enclosure

2  Nos.

1.656

16.

Construction of Over Head Tank

2  Nos.

1.987

17.

Construction of Floating Rooms

2  Nos.

3.000

18.

Supplementary Feeding

L.S

0.200

19.

Wireless Communication System (Including 03 fixed base 03 mobile base and 20 wacky talky

L.S

2.031

20.

Desktop Computer Intel Core 7

2  Nos.

0.160

21.

Professional Camera Nikon D7100

1  No.

0.150

22.

High Resolution Lens

1  No.

0.700

23.

Uniform

L.S

0.150

24.

Furniture and Fixture

L.S

0.688

25.

Motorcycle

3  Nos.

0.191

26.

 

Purchase and fixing of Signboard

5  Nos.

0.500

 

WORKS CARRIED OUT UNDER LUNGH LAKE COMPONENT.

27.

Chain link fence around the lake area 6000 Rft:

3000 Rft

0.504

28.

Earth works

100%

22.899

29.

Repair of existing Rest house Lungh lake

01 No.

5.786

30.

Repair of existing Staff Quarters

02 Nos.

2.371

31.

Repair of existing Compound of rest-house

01 No.

0.574

32.

Renovation of Hide outs

05 Nos.

0.999

33.

Road side plantation

50%

0.149

 

*180.   Ms. NusratSeharAbbasi:        Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that a project of Habitat -Restoration and Development of Water Harvesting facilities at K.N.P., Karachi and Jamshoro is at purview of your department;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, total cost and date of completion of the same?

 

ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

a)      Yes it is fact.

b)     Total cost of the Project is 50.000 million, whereas, the date of completion is 30.06.2019.

 

*181.   Ms. NusratSeharAbbasi:        Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be please to state:-

 

(a)    Is it a fact that a project of Habitat Restoration and Development of Eco-Tourism at Indus Dolphin Reserve Kashmore, Ghotki and Sukkur is to be completed by June 2019;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, detail of work completed and amount spent to date?

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

The said project was expected to be completed by June, 2019. But, due to paucity of funds, date of completion is extended by (02) years.

*274.   Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:         Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

(a)          Is it a fact that the Wildlife sanctuary/game reserve in Taluka Dokri, Larkana is only 10 hectares of land;

(b)         If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

Yes. KhatDhoro, Wildlife Sanctuary, Taluka Dokri, District Larkana consists of 10.522 Hectors (25.99 acres). This wildlife sanctuary was declared in 1976 to provide refuge to the migratory waterfowls. The wildlife sanctuary is a wetland. That is the reason that this area has been declared as wildlife sanctuary.

 *275.   Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:         Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 (a)       Is it a fact that hunting is allowed to selected people in Pai forest in former Nawabshah District despite being a protected area;

(b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

Pai Forest is declared as Game Reserve. Hunting is not allowed. However, the government is empowered to relax the rules and issue the permits in special case. 

 *435.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 The budget allocated and utilized for the plantation and rehabilitation of forest during the last five years up-to 2017-2018?

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

Year-wise allocation and utilization of budget for plantation and rehabilitation of forests during last five years is given in the following table. (Rs. In Million).

Year

Allocation

Release

Expenditure

 

2013-14

832.655

393.378

386.703

 

2014-15

659.677

428.545

308.135

 

2015-16

550.00

419.650

360.250

 

2016-17

746.072

583.471

496.007

 

2017-18

612.00

452.743

439.347

 

 *436.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 Efforts made to stop illegal fishing of Indus blind Dolphins and decrease the dying population of this endangered species?

ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

Previously, the Sindh Fisheries Department was issuing fishing permits in the Indus Blind Dolphin habitat area. As a result of this, local fishermen were also catching the dolphins.

 With the efforts of Sindh Wildlife Department, the issuances of fishing licences by Sindh Fisheries Department have been stopped since 2014. After this the population of this endangered species has increased.    

 *437.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

List of animals that are endangered in the province along with efforts being taken to conserve       the same?

ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

The list of animals endangered in Sindh Province are given below:-

S.#

Name of Species

1.

Sindh Ibex

2.

Afghan Urial

3.

Indian Wolf

4.

Honey Badger (Ratal)

5.

Mugger or Marsh Crocodile

6.

Gharial or Gavial

7.

Smooth Coated Indian Otter

8.

Indus Blind Dolphin

9.

Greater Flamingo

10.

Fresh Water Turtles

11.

Hog Deer (Axis porcinus)

12.

Chinkara Deer

Efforts taken to conserve the endangered species are as follows:-

 - :A series of Protected Areas such as a National Park, 34 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 13 Game Reserves have been established for protection, conservation and management of endangered wildlife species.

 

- :Sindh Turtles and Tortoise Protection, Conservation and Compensation Rules 2014 have been enacted to ensure the conservation and protection of turtles in Sindh.

 

-: Sindh Bearbaiting Control, Compensation and Compounding Rules 2015 were made.

 

- :Confiscation of 780 Black Spotted Pond Turtles and apprehension of 09 smugglers including three Chinese Nationals from DHA, Karachi on 09-09-2016.

 

- :Confiscation of 307 Black Spotted Pond Turtles along-with four smugglers from Shaheed Benazirabad on 29-09-2016.

 

- :Successful rescue of 92 Indus Blind Dolphins stranded in canals from Guddu to Kotri Barrage from 1995 to 2018.

 

- :Successful Raids on Mafia of illegal poaching of migratory waterfowl at Dadu, Thatta (Keenjhar Lake) and Sujawal. Thousands of migratory waterfowls were taken in custody and got released in their natural habitat.

 

- :Runn of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary was declared to protect Blue Bull (Nil Gai), Chinkara, Wild Ass, White Backed Vulture and long Billed Vulture.

 

-: Declaration of new Chinkara Wildlife Sanctuary in District Tharparkar with the approval of CM Sindh on 01-02-2017.

 

Recent raid at Fishermen Road, Khadda Market, Karachi and recovered about 200 Kgs of Pangolin scales and about 150 Kgs of dried turtle body parts and meat

 

 

 

G.M. Umar Farooq

Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh

Karachi:

Dated the 11th January, 2019