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Sitting on 4th March 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 04TH MARCH, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 04th March, 2019 at 02.00 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 167 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ADEEL SHAHZAD, 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-118 Orangi Town, the Drinking Water Supply Lines are in deplorable condition and no action has been taken by the department despite of several requests?

 

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 168 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RABIA KHATOON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the condition of main Korangi road between Qayyoomabad and Korangi Crossing is become worse in Malir Naddi. When will Government should take action to make necessary maintenance of Road?

 

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 184 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. NUSRAT BANO SEHAR ABBASI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Universities & Boards, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Pharmacy Department of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mir’s has not been registered with Pharmacy Council of Pakistan; if so, what steps are taken by Government in this regard?

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 186 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RABIA KHATOON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that beggars in Karachi have made strong network in the City; if so, what steps are taken by the Government to control the same?

 

 

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 183 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that condition of RO Plants is very poor in all over Karachi resulting people are facing acute shortage of drinking water. What steps are taken by the Government in this regard?

 

6.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 181 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MALIK SHEHZAD AWAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that raids by Police personnel in civil dress in areas of Baldia Town and District West? These personnel use Police Mobile without number plate and arrest innocent citizens without any arrest warrants to collect bribe. Kindly provide details as to what steps have been taken against culprits?

 

7.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 185 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SANJAY GANGWANI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Universities & Boards, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that as the Festival of Holi will occur on March 21, 2019 and at the same time examinations of Mirpurkhas Board has been scheduled on March 21 and 22; Will the Minister may please to re-schedule the same, so that the students of Hindu Community of Mirpurkhas can celebrate their auspicious day?

 

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 21 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARSLAN TAJ HUSSAIN, MPA REGARDING TO DEVOLVE POLITICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY TO THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNDER ARTICLE 140A OF THE CONSTITUTION.

 

VII.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILL:

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

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

03RD MARCH, 2019.                                                            SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY THE 4th  MARCH, 2019

 172.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

The salient features of the Cultural Complex at Mirpurkhas along with its total cost?

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

             The Cultural Complex Mirpurkhas consists of:-

i)         Library with Computer Section.

ii)        Children Section

iii)      Main Reading Hall.

iv)       Auditorium

v)        Ajrak Club

vi)       Art Gallery

vii)     Benazir Bhutto Corner.

                        Cost of Cultural Complex Mirpurkhas.

Rs.73.521 Million.

 283.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that a land-mark site known as “Jinnah Courts“ near Governor House is property of Provincial/District Government;

(b)   If answer to (a) above be is affirmative, current usage of the same?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

Yes, it is a property of Sindh Government.

Jinnah Court was built between June 1932 and June 1933. This building is protected under the Sindh Cultural Heritage (Preservation) Act of 1994 and is property of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh.

Jinnah Courts had been constructed by receiving donation from the people as well as local bodies of the province to provide residential facilities to the students who came from across Sindh to pursue their studies in Karachi.

The hostel remained a place of high importance during the Pakistan Movement. The father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah also visited the hostel. This building originally named as the Leslie Wilson Muslim Hostel. Soon after independence, the building was named after Mr. Jinnah. This building was transferred to Culture department in 1986 to establish Cultural complex and facilities to promote tourism. The Rangers has shifted their headquarters to the Jinnah Courts on a temporary basis since April 1999.

 299.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 (a)            Is it a fact that Keenjher Lake has not one hotel/motel of international standard;

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

                                                                         ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

There is no such standard called “International Standard” it depends on affordability of Tourist. However, there is Resort containing 24 huts and Restaurant of very good standard where a sufficient number of visitors /Tourists are availing facilities satisfactorily.

 455.     *Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 Progress on providing financial security to poor artists?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 The Culture Department Government of Sindh is providing financial support to the needy writers, poets, artists etc, in the shape of endowment fund as well as stipend.

During the last five years, following funds have been disbursed amongst the needy writers, poets, artists etc.

                                    Endowment Fund

Year

Number of Beneficiaries

Total funds disbursed

(In million)

2014

366

23.190

2015

214

13.875

2016

185

24.810

2017

174

20.594

2018

179

20.237

                                                Stipend

 

Year

Number of Beneficiaries

Total funds disbursed

(In million)

2013-14

710

10.650

2014-15

694

30.690

2015-16

718

28.790

2016-17

847

50.820

2017-18

824

24.720

 548.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 (a)      Is it a fact that the Federal Government has transferred the province share of funds in Museum Compensation Fund and Pakistan Culture and Arts Foundation Relief Fund;

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

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

         It is stated that no share of Museum Compensation Fund has been transferred to Province of Sindh.

 

549.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 

(a)      Is it a fact that  “bamboo huts” built within the buffer zone of the world heritage site, Makli necropolis are like to be removed;

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

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is stated that the Bamboo huts built by Heritage Foundation Pakistan for the conservation works and the community engagement on the Makli site are made up of zero carbon material and the same will be removed as and when works of conservation on the site are completed.

 550.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

 (a)   Is it a fact that the department is still pursuing the transfer of Frere Hall and Aiwan-e-Riffat Auditorium from the KMC;

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

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES:

 

It is to state the department has approached for the transfer of Frere Hall from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation for better utilization, since it is protected monument under Antiquities Act, 1975. The conservation work on the monument has already been done by the Antiquities Department at the cost of Rs.38.06 million in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

 

 

KARACHI:                                                      G. M. UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 01ST MARCH, 2019                         SECRETARY

                                                                          PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH