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Sitting on 22nd April 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 22ND APRIL, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 22nd April, 2019 at 01.00 p.m.

 

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

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Law Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 260 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD ASLAM ABRO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that ten lac populated District Jacobabad has no emergency medical facility. Public are in very much trouble?

 

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 261 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SIDRA IMRAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education/Higher Secondary Education, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that why Government Boys Degree College Matli Badin is out of teaching facilities including Science Labs, Class Room Furniture, Computer Lab and other facilities?

 

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 201 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. KULSOOM AKHTAR CHANDIO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education & Literacy, Sindh may please to give answer/statement regarding the early collection of Summer Vacation fees by the Private Schools against the Supreme Court Order? What steps taken by Government of Sindh to resolve this issue?

 

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 262 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. KANWAR NAVEED JAMEEL, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Home, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the fake appointment Orders disbursement have been started; steps taken by the Government of Sindh to stop the same?

 

 

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 259 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. TANZILA UMI HABIBA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Energy, Sindh may please to give answer/statement what steps are taken against the WAPDA Officials for their reluctance to receive consumers phone calls to get information regarding schedule of load shedding/emergency cause?

 

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

         

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 14 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARSLAN TAJ HUSSAIN, MPA REGARDING OUTBREAK OF MULTI DRUG RESISTANT TYPHOID IN THE PROVINCE.

 

VII.    DISCUSSION ON THE BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT) 4TH QUARTER ENDED ON 30TH JUNE, 2018, BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT) 1ST QUARTER ENDED ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2018, BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT) 2ND QUARTER ENDED ON 31ST DECEMBER, 2018 AND PRE-BUDGET DISCUSSION AS REQUIRED UNDER RULE 143 OF RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

         

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                         G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

21ST APRIL, 2019.                                                        SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

LAW DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY THE 22ND APRIL, 2019

 

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

 

Whether it is a fact that provisions relating to appointment of Senior Minister in the Provincial  Cabinet of Sindh has been deleted from the Constitution of Pakistan?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

There was no provision relating to appointment of Senior Minister in the Provincial Cabinet which was deleted from the Constitution.

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

 

The District-wise number of Public Prosecutors of all grades in Sindh as on September 30, 2018?

 ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

District wise number of Public Prosecutors of all grades in Sindh as on September 30, 2018, is at Annexure placed on the Table of the House.

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

 

The District-wise number of criminal cases currently pending in which charges have been filed under the PPC/CrPc?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

Sr. #

Name of District

Criminal Pending Cases

01.

South Karachi

4535

02.

East Karachi

5509

03.

West Karachi

5309

04.

Central Karachi

4298

05.

Malir Karachi

2400

06.

Hyderabad

2422

07.

Dadu

914

08.

Badin

539

09.

Thatta

661

10.

Mirpurkhas

413

11.

Sanghar

1290

12.

Tharparkar @ Mithi

102

13.

Sukkur

1960


14.

Shaheed Benazirabad

1919

15.

Naushehro Feroze

538

16.

Khairpur

2429

17.

Ghotki

1042

18.

Larkana

1185

19.

Shikarpur

579

20.

Jacobabad

1241

21.

Umerkot

262

22.

Jamshoro

421

23.

Matiari

297

24.

Tando Muhammad Khan

158

25.

Tando Allah Yar

122

26.

Kashmore @ Kandhkot

837

27.

Kambar @ Shahdadkot

969

 

TOTAL

42351

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

 (a)   Is it fact that a scheme of construction of officers/officials residential accommodation for the Prosecutors in Sindh with the cost of Rs.359.161 million to be completed by June 2020;

(b)   If answer to (a) above be in the affirmative, detail of work completed and amount spend todate?

 ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

The scheme was approved on 27/8/2008 on old plinth area rates of 2004 at an estimated cost of Rs.359.161 Million Block. With completion plan period of three years but due to adequate funding and hike in the cost of construction material, labour charges, work could not be completed within original approved cost and scheme needs revision, revised rough cost estimate under preparation.

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

 (a)   Is it fact that a project of construction of 01 court building at Taluka Mehrabpur Nushero Feroze with the cost of Rs.32.998 Million is to be completed by June 2019;

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

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

The scheme was approved at an estimated cost of Rs.32.998 Million, in September, 2016 and will be completed by June, 2020 as per Budget Book, details are as under;

·           Approved Cost Rs.32.998 (M)

·           Expenditure up to June, 2018 Rs.16.4990 (M)

·           Allocation for the year 2018-19 Rs.3.750 (M)

·           Funds Released during C.F.Y 2018-19 Rs.0.938 (M)

·           Expenditure during C.F.Y Nil.

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

 (a)   Is it fact that a project of construction of Car Parking/Conference Hall/ Offices/Courts in depression portion at district court Sukkur with cost of Rs.129.613 Million to be completed by June 2020;

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

 ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

The scheme was approved at an estimated cost of Rs.129.6138 (M), in February, 2017 and will be completed by June, 2020. (Entire funds released within time), details are as under;

·      Approved Cost Rs.129.613 (M)

·      Expenditure up to June, 2018 Rs.5.000 (M)

·       Allocation for the year 2018-19 Rs.50.000 (M)

·       Funds Released during C.F.Y 2018-19 Rs.12.500 (M)

·       Expenditure during C.F.Y Rs.12.500 (M)

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

 Number of civil, criminal, family or banking courts cases pending in terms along with efforts made in terms of any law or legislation that ensures the provision of speedy and affordable justice for people of Sindh?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

There are 92,189 cases in High Court of Sindh and 101,059 cases in District Judiciary of Sindh are pending.

 

Out of above 37,090 of civil, 54,269 criminal, 14,125 family and 7,738 banking Court cases are lying pending in various Courts, Tribunals of the Province.

 

The remaining balance of various nature of cases is also pending in the superior and other courts.

 Access to justice is priority area of the provincial Government. In order to reduce work load and expenses in court system, Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism and measures such as mediation and conciliation are being considered through amendments particularly in section 89-A, Code of Civil Procedure (Act V of 1908) and Order X in 2002.

For strengthening the criminal justice system, Sindh Rule of Law Road Map, Project is under study. Review work by the stakeholders on the said Project is going on under the supervision of Home Department. Besides, prosecution services are being provided actively in all courts of the Province including Supreme Court of Pakistan with regard to fair, speedy and inexpensive justice to the common people of the Province.

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

 The total number of complaints, against prosecution department along with efforts/ legislation made during last ten years, to upgrade and strengthen the department and office of prosecutor General, Sindh?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

There is no complaint against the Prosecution Department. However, concerned Provincial and District level offices are dealing with redressal of complaints as per existing laws as and when received. The Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service was introduced in the Province in 2007 through an Ordinance. In 2009 an Act titled “The Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service (Constitution, Functions and Powers) Act, 2009 was enacted to give legal cover and to boost up prosecution services for public in the Province at gross root level. With the setup of prosecution services, the process of criminal cases in the courts has become speedy, fair and inexpensive. For the upgradation and strengthen of the office of Prosecutor General, Government of Sindh has taken efforts for increase the manpower from time to time, at present approximately 550 Prosecutors  are performing prosecution job in the Province.

 

For the furtherance of the skills of the these Law Officers, foreign and local trainings in collaboration of US Department of Justice and US Aid Program GIZ and Sindh Judicial Academy are being provided. Approximately 550 male/female Prosecutors have been trained in order to make their services more useful and effective for the common people. Measures have also been taken through ADP Schemes by initiating various development schemes (new/ongoing) for construction of office/residential accommodation for the Prosecutors.

 498.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Law be pleased to state:-

 (a)   Is it a fact that the department has taken or proposed measures to improve the prosecution services in the province;

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

 ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

The Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service was introduced in the Province in 2007 through an Ordinance. In 2009 an Act titled “The Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service (Constitution, Functions and Powers) Act, 2009 was enacted to give legal cover and to boost up prosecution services for public in the Province at gross root level.

 

At present, the offices of Prosecutor General, Additional Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutors, Assistant Prosecutor General, District Prosecutors, Deputy District Prosecutors and Assistant District Prosecutors, are providing prosecution services to the general public at District level in the Province.

 

All lower courts within a district are attached with the office of District Public Prosecutor in distribution of cases / work assigned to them.

 With the setup of prosecution services in the Province, the process of criminal cases in the courts (lower to higher courts) has become speedy, fair and inexpensive. Government of Sindh intends to make more efficient prosecution services in the Province in order to provide facilities like more manpower, infrastructure, trainings and information technology facilities.

 501.     *Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman: Will the Minister for Law be pleased to state:-

 (a)    Is it  a fact that the measures are likely to be implemented to ensure that prosecutors turn out in Anti-Terrorism Courts;

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

 ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for Law:

There are 33 Anti-Terrorism Courts established in the Province of Sindh, as per the following break-up:-

 

1.      Karachi                                    20

2.      Hyderabad                               03

3.      Naushero Feroze                     01

4.      Mirpurkhas                               01

5.      Shaheed Benazirabad             01

6.      Sukkur                                      02

7.      Ghotki                                       01

8.      Khairpur Mirs                            01

9.      Larkana                                    01

10.  Shikarpur                                  01

11.  Kashmore @Kandhkot             01

Total                              33

 

 

Recently 67 Assistant Prosecutors General (BPS-17) have been appointed by the Government on the recommendations of the Sindh Public Service Commission.

 

Their services are being utilized in the Anti-Terrorism Courts. Before the appointment of above Prosecutors, the Prosecution Services were being provided by Home Department and Prosecutor General jointly in the Anti-Terrorism Courts.

 

The appointment of new Prosecutors and their attachment with Anti-Terrorism Courts is a step ahead for the strengthening of criminal judicial system / prosecution in the Province in order to provide fair, speedy and inexpensive justice to the common people.

 

 

KARACHI:                                                         G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED 21st APRIL, 2019                                           SECRETARY

                                                                              PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH