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Sitting on 8th February 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 08TH FEBRUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 08th February, 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. 151 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SANJAY PERWANI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Minorities Affairs, Sindh may please to give answer/statement on the fact that is there any registration system for temple/churches in Sindh and what is the criteria?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 162 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. NAND KUMAR GOKLANI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that there has been attack on temple in Kumb City District Khairpur where attackers set fire to statues and holy books before fleeing. What steps are taken by Government to arrest culprits and for the protection of holy places of Minorities?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 163 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ALI GHULAM, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that in my Constituency PS-41 (Sanghar-I), the shortage of water has been seen in water supply line for Sanghar City; if so, what steps are taken by Government to resolve this issue?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 157 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. HEER SOHO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Excise & Taxation, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) infrastructure CESS has denied to pay its dues of 6.21 Billion Rupees to Sindh Government; if so, reasons thereof?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 15 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ZULFIQAR ALI SHAH, MPA REGARDING CONSUMERS OF SSGC ARE FACING LOW PRESSURE OF GAS IN THE MIRPURKHAS.

 

VII.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILL:

Mr. Speaker announces that the Honourable Governor of Sindh has given assent to the following Bill:-

                             

The Sindh Zakat and Ushr (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

 

VIII.  DISCUSSION ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 13 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA REGARDING BY MISUSE OF COURT’S ORDER, KARACHI CITY HAS BEEN PUSHED INTO DEVASTATION.

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

07th FEBRUARY, 2019.                                                    SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

                                                          PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

FOREST & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWER FOR

FRIDAY, THE 08TH FEBRUARY, 2019

 

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

 

(a)                   List of protected animals in Sindh alongwith the penalty for hunting them;

(b)                  It is a fact that no one has been fined/punished in 2018;

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

 

                                                            ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

a)      List of protected animals in Sindh alongwith the penalty for hunting them are as follows:-

 

S.#.

Name of Animal

Penalty

1.

Sindh Ibex

Upto 150,000/-

2.

Afghan Urial

Upto 150,000/-

3.

Chinkara

Upto 50,000/-

4.

Blue Bull

Upto 50,000/-

5.

Hog Deer

Upto 50,000/-

6.

Indian Wolf

Upto 50,000/-

7.

Honey Badger (Ratal)

Upto 50,000/-

8.

Mugger or Marsh Crocodile

Upto 50,000/-

9.

Gharial or Gavial

Upto 50,000/-

10.

Smooth Coated Indian Otter

Upto 50,000/-

11.

Indus Blind Dolphin

Upto 100,000/-

12.

Greater Flamingo

Upto 50,000/-

13.

Fresh Water Turtles

Upto 80,000/-

 

b)  No, it is not fact.

 

Two (02) cases of illegal hunting of Chinkara Deers at Umerkot and Tharparkar have been detected and fined for Rs. 60000/- and 30000/- respectively in 2018

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

(a)    Is it a fact that the excessive withdrawals of water from various lakes is damaging the wildlife living there particularly migratory birds;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, steps being taken to protect the same?

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

a)      Yes it is a fact that due to shortage of sweet water, the lakes are getting dry or getting saline water which is affecting wildlife, particularly the migratory birds.

 

b)      Regulation of water is with Irrigation Department. Sindh Wildlife Department remain in coordination with Irrigation Department for provision of sweet water in these lakes and wetlands during the migration of waterfowls from Siberia.  

*939.   Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:     Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

(a) Is it a fact that the drip irrigation and solar pumps are being used by the Afforestation Divisions;

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

(c) Whether there is any plan for the extension of such programme to other areas of the province?

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

 

ANSWER

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

No drip irrigation system is being used by the Afforestation Division of Riverine & Inland Forest Department. However, 09 Solar tube-wells are being used in Afforestation Division, Shaheed Benazirabad.

The details of installed solar tube-wells in Afforestation Division, Shaheed Benazirabad is as follows:

Location/

Forest

Compartment No.

No. of tube-wells

Year of installation

Area receiving water

Pai

19

1

2012-13

30 to 40 acres

Pai

15

1

2012-13

30 to 40 acres

Pai

16

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

74

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

77

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

94

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

130

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

97

1

2013-14

30 to 40 acres

Pai

68

1

2018-19

60 acres

 

Total:

09

 

 

 

Presently, no such plan is under consideration.

 

*1027. Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:     Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 Number of employees working in Wildlife/vacant posts in the department along with grade wise number of appointments made during last five years?

 ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 The details of sanctioned strength working & vacancy position are as under:-

S.#

SANCTIONED STRENGTH

WORKING STRENGTH

VACANCY POSITION

1.

1237

940

297

 Grade wise number of appointments made during last five years under deceased quota only are as follows:-

Year

Name of post / grade

 

Appointments

2014

-

-

2015

-

-

2016

-

-

2017

Game Watcher (BS-05)

Junior Clerk (BS-07)

Naib Qasid (BS-01)

13

01

01

2018

Chowkidar (BS-01)

Game Watcher (BS-05)

Naib Qasid (BS-01)

02

04

01

 

*1056. Ms. Nusrat Sehar abbasi:     Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

Number of Hog Deer found in river forest and survey conducted in this regard during last five years including steps taken for protection of said species?

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

1.      The estimated population of Hog Deers found in Riverine Forests in Sindh is 2000 Nos.

 

2.      As, regard steps taken for protection of specie concerned, Sindh Wildlife Department filed staff is available to monitor and patrolling at Hog Deer habited areas.

*1094. Mr. Omar Omari:     Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 

District-wise total land of the Department exist in the province and land out of  same currently under encroachment along with steps being taken to remove encroachment?

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 

Detail of district-wise total land of Riverine & Inland Forest Department exists in the province and land currently under encroachment is tabulated as under:

S.No.

District

Total land exist
(in acres)

Forcible encroachment

(in acres)

Up-to-datevacated area
(in acres)

1

2

3

4

5

1

Badin

29,786.00

677.00

525.00

2

Dadu

37,530.00

14,631.00

-

3

Ghotki

56,984.20

6,895.10

1,513.10

4

Hyderabad

11,204.50

2,005.00

175.00

5

Jamshoro

59,804.00

14,279.00

815.00

6

Kandhkot

20,853.00

7,879.00

100.00

7

Khairpur

181,614.20

11,983.64

1,168.00

8

Larkana

50,445.00

12,442.20

773.00

9

Matiari

70,275.90

17,654.00

712.00

10

N'Feroze

24,766.30

17,073.80

1,347.00

11

Sanghar

22,802.50

946.00

465.50

12

S’Benazirabad

68,857.00

18,726.00

2,924.00

13

Shikarpur

45,028.70

4,369.00

244.00

14

Sujawal

65,952.00

7,205.50

1,565.00

15

Sukkur

76,099.10

8,923.90

965.00

16

T.M.Khan

12,295.00

170.00

-

17

Tando Allahyar

333.00

-

-

18

Thatta

67,752.10

1,037.00

116.00

 TOTAL :-

902,382.50

146,897.14

13,407.60

 

Ø  Riverine & Inland Forest Department initiated encroachment vacation drive and combating against encroachers with bare handed without any financial resources for removal of encroachment.

Ø  FIRs have been lodged against the encroachers of various forests.

Ø  Several meetings were held with concerned Public Vigilance Committees/District Judges and district administrations.

Ø  With all these efforts, so far 13,407.60 acres forestland has been got vacated from encroachers.

In order to afforest the vacated areas immediately, revised version of ongoing development scheme titled “Enhancing tree cover on state forestlands in Sindh” has been submitted to Administrative Department on 06.12.2018 for processing at PDWP forum.

 *1097. Mr. Omar Omari:     Will the Minister for Forest & Wildlife be pleased to state:-

 (a)   Is it a fact that quantity of migratory birds has been decreasing every year;

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

 

ANSWER

 

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Forest &Wildlife:

 Yes, it is fact that the quantity of migratory birds has been decreased as compared to last (05) years, because of many lakes and water bodies in Sindh Province have gone dry due to scant rainfall. It resulted in disappearance of many migratory and resident of birds is decline.

 

 

 

KARACHI:                                                                  G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 7TH FEBRUARY, 2019                               SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH