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Sitting on 25th January 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 25TH JANUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 25th January, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.

 

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

(B)      NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Prisons Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 105 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD RASHID KHILJI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the 186 plots of Small Industries have not given allotment numbers in Gulistan-e-Sarmast Phase-III, Hyderabad. While allottees have paid all dues; What steps are taken by the Government in this regard?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 102 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the condtion of Emergency Ward of Lyari General Hospital, Karachi is very poor; resulting people of Lyari is suffering badly; If so, What steps taken by the department in this regard?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 107 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SAEED AHMED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Shaheed Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Pumping Station UC-09 SITE Town, Karachi is not functioning yet, resulting people are facing difficulties; If so, What steps taken by department in this regard for functioning of said Pumping Station?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 57 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RANA ANSAR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education & Literacy, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the building of Primary School Muhammad Dars, located in Taluka Tando Bago, District Badin is in deplorable condition; If so, What steps are taken by the Government for its renovation?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 104 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement on the fact that despite the elected General Councilor’s of Padidan Town, District Naushero Feroze requesting freezing of the Town Committee Account due to rampant corruption of by the Chairman, Account remains open?

 

IV.      LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 05 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA REGARDING PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH HAS PASSED 194 LAWS FROM 2013 TO DATE. THE RULES OF ONLY 9 ACTS HAVE BEEN FRAMED AND VETTED BY THE LAW DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF SINDH. IT IS ALARMING THAT THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH IS PASSING LAWS BUT THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED DON’T IMPLEMENT THE SAME.

 

VI.      ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 10 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. FARHAT SEEMEN, MPA REGARDING THE CONSUMERS OF SSGC ARE FACING DIFFICULTIES DUE TO LOW PRESSURE OF GAS IN THE PROVINCE OF SINDH.

 

VII.    PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 05 OF 2018-THE SINDH INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND NEONATOLOGY BILL, 2018.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                          G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

24TH JANUARY, 2019.                                                       SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

PRISONS DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY, THE 25THJANUARY, 2019

 

*62. Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

The district wise Daily Women Prisoners Populatuion statement for Sindh as on June 30, 2018?

                                                            ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

 

The District wise Daily Women Prisoners Population Statement for Prisons of Sindh as on June 30, 2018 is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

*90. Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it  a fact that foreign nationals are kept in Jails in interior Sindh;

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

ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

 

(a)   Yes, 35 foreign national prisoners are kept in prisons in interior Sindh. Prison-wise summary is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

 

(b)   These prisoners have been remanded to the Prisons by Courts of that Districts and their case are also tried / pending for trial there.

*312. Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

The grade-wise number of people given jobs in the Department between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 including those on contract and on regular basis?

ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

It is stated that 23 jobs were provided between 01-07-2018 to 30-06-2018 to the candidates applied against deceased quota in Sindh Prisons Department on regular basis. The grade-wise details thereof are as under:

1.    BS-11         = 05

2.    BS-09         = 06

3.    BS-06         = 01

4.    BS-05         = 10

5.    BS-04         = 01

Total:             23

*431. Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

 

Efforts being made to improve the prisons in province and to control corruption in department specially selling of food, bed and other necessary items for prisoners?

ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

 

1). The efforts being made for rehabilitation of inmates to the Prisons of Sindh Province by the Prisons Staff and different NGOs as under:-

a)      Quran Education & Dars.

b)      Learning in School up to secondary classes.

c)      SAHEE (Psychology) classes.

d)      Computer courses.

e)      Tailoring & sewing courses.

f)       Carpentry & Electricity.                   

g)      Beautician courses.

h)      English Language Courses.

i)        Hair cutting.

j)       Fine Art/Painting /Drawing.

k)      Legal Aid office as well as different philanthropists.

l)        Indoor and outdoor games.

m)    Educational facilities from Allama Iqbal open University and different education Boards of Sindh Province

II. The Following measures are/ have been taken to control corruption in the Sindh   Prisons:-

a)      Any complaint against any officer/officials received from any corner is got enquired and disciplinary action against defaulter is initiated under the rules, if someone found involved in corruption.

 

b)      All the superintendent Prisons have been directed vide this office letter No. EB-1/26233/61 dated 19.09.2018 for shuffling the duties of staff performing their duties inside the jails, particularly interview, searches of the prisoners as well as the main gate.

 

c)      The officers/ officials especially guarding staff who have been posted at one station for more than 3 years has since been / transferred and posted at other Prisons.

 

(d) On daily basis three times fresh cooked food (breakfast, midday & evening meals) standardized, balanced, healthy and nutritional is being provided to the prison inmates according to the prescribed diet, menu & scale prepared by professionally, Skilled/Trained Chef with appropriate manner under proper hygienic conditions in a dedicated cook houses situated inside the prisons where fly proofing and ventilation arrangements has been made. In this regard, there is no way for selling of food.

*927. Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

(a) Number of children with their mothers in Karachi and Hyderabad prisons?

(b)Whether there is any school/rehabilitation/psychological programme for these           children?

(c) If the answer to (b) above be in the affirmative, details thereof?

ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

 

16/7 children are kept at Central Prison for Women Karachi and 07 children are kept in Special Prison for Women Hyderabad with their mothers.

S. No.

                  Name of Prison

 No. of children

01.

Central Prison for Women Karachi

16

02.

Special Prison for Women Hyderabad

07

 

Total:

23

 Yes

i)                       Early Learning Centre Nursery School.

ii)                     Play Area.

iii)                   Round the clock medical cover.

 

*961. Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

(a)  Current designated capacity for prisoners in Central Jail, Karachi and number of prisoners   actually therein;

(b)   Is  there is any plan for its extension;

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

ANSWER

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

The present designated capacity of Central Prison Karachi is 2400   against which 4956 prisoners are held on 13-12-2018 as under:

Number of under trial prisoners

Number of convicted prisoners

Number of detainee prisoners

      Total

       3766

      1109

        81

4956     

               Yes

i)        Construction of 24 Nos. RCC cells with separate RCC wall up-to 20 ft. for housing high profile/terrorists prisoners (work in progress).

ii)      Construction of RCC (Bomb proof) wall up-to 20 feet around Jail premises (80% work completed).

iii)    Construction of cells (64 Nos.) for condemned prisoners (32 cells completed).

Renovation/Rehabilitation of prisoners barracks, cells and prison hospital (work in progress).

*965. Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi: Will the Minister for Prisons be pleased to state:-

 

(a)  Current designated capacity for prisoners in Central Jail, Hyderabad along with number actually therein;

(b)   Is there any plan for its extension?

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

ANSWER

 

SYED NASIR HUSSAIN SHAH, MINISTER FOR PRISONS:

The present designated capacity of Central Prison Hyderabad is 1527 whereas 2356 prisoners are confined there as on13-12-2018 as under:

Number of under trial prisoners

Number of convicted prisoners

Number of Detainee prisoners

Number of Civil Prisoners

  Total

    955

      1382

      18

        1

  2356

         Yes

              i.   Construction of 24 Nos. RCC cells with separate RCC wall up-to 20 ft. for high profile/terrorists prisoners (work in progress).

            ii.   Construction of RCC (Bomb proof) wall up-to 20 feet around Jail premises.

             iii.   Renovation/Rehabilitation of prisoners barracks, cells and prison hospital (work in progress).

 

 

KARACHI:                                                       G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 24TH JANUARY, 2019                         SECRETARY

                                                                      PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH