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Sitting on 3rd May 2019

List of Business  |  Summary of Proceedings

List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY, THE 03RD MAY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Friday, the 03rd May, 2019 at 03.00 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. 268 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. BILAL AHMED, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that it is a fact that in the residential area of Karachi Administration Society falling under my Constituency No. PS-103, Sindh Building Control Authority has failed to prevent illegal construction and by laws of SBCA are being violated?


2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 271 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD ASLAM ABRO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that Municipal Committee Jacobabad are not working properly they knowingly are not cleaning the area and getting revenge from the people of Jacobabad, people are in trouble and facing lot of diseases due to cleanliness in their mohallas?

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 17 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS SIDRA IMRAN, MPA REGARDING THE DEPLORABLE PERFORMANCE OF SINDH BUILDING CONTROL AUTHORITY (SBCA).

 

VII.    INTRODUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT BILL NO.13 OF 2019-THE SINDH (REPEAL OF THE POLICE ACT, 1861 AND REVIVAL OF POLICE ORDER, 2002) BILL, 2019.

 

 

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

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

02ND MAY, 2019                                                             SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Friday, the 03rd May, 2019 has passed the following Resolution moved by Ms. Nusrat Bano Sehar Abbasi, MPA, Ms. Sadia Javed, MPA, Syed Abdul Rasheed, MPA, Mr. Saeed Ghani, Minister for Local Government, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development and Katchi Abadies, Sindh, Syed Awais Qadir Shah, Minister for Transport & Mass Transit, Sindh, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, Minister for Energy, Sindh, Mr. Ghanwer Ali Khan Isran, MPA, Dr. Seema Zia, MPA, Mr. Bilal Ahmed, MPA, Mr. Sadaqat Hussain, MPA, Mr. Waseemuddin Qureshi, MPA, Mr. Nand Kumar Goklani, MPA, Mr. Ali Khurshidi, MPA, Ms. Shahana Ashar, MPA, Mr. Basit Ahmed Siddiqui, MPA, Mr. Saeed Ahmed, MPA, Mr. Muhammad Javed Hanif Khan, MPA, Ms. Rabia Khatton, MPA, Ms. Sarwat Fatima, MPA, Mr. Jamal Uddin Siddqui, MPA, Ms. Sidra Imran, MPA, Ms. Mangla Sharma, MPA, Mr. Muhammad Hussain Khan, MPA, Mr. Muhammad Ali Aziz, MPA, Syed Imran Ali Shah, MPA, Dr. Sohrab Khan Sarki, MPA, Ms. Nida Khuhro, MPA, Mir Mumtaz Hussain Khan, MPA, Pir Mujeeb Ul Haq, MPA and Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, MPA:

RESOLUTION MOVED BY MS. NUSRAT BANO SEHAR ABBASI, MPA.

“On the occasion of World Freedom of Journalism Day, this House rejects the restrictions on Freedom of Speech/Journalism.

This House also demands that the Sindh Government bound the owners of Print and Electronic Media to stop the termination from jobs and deduction in the salaries of Reporters/ Cameramen and other employees of Media Houses in the name of financial crisis.”.

 

 

RESOLUTION MOVED BY MS. SADIA JAVED, MPA.

“This House commemorates 03rd May as World Press Freedom Day and recognizes the sacrifices of Journalists in the line of their duty. In Pakistan the Freedom of Press continued to be threatened. We need to protect this very important pillar of democracy. We must stand united with Journalists who put themselves in the frontline fearlessly.”.

 

 

RESOLUTION MOVED BY SYED ABDUL RASHEED, MPA.

ذرائع ابلاغ(میڈیا) ریاست کا اہم ستون ہے۔ یہ سندھ اسمبلی کا ایوان صحافت کے عالمی دن کے موقع پر ذرائع ابلاغ کی آزادی خودمختاری اور غیرجانبداری کے پیغام کے ساتھ تمام صحافتی حلقوں کو مبارکباد پیش کرتا ہے اور دعاگو ہے کہ ملک اور قوم کی ترقی اور خوشحالی کےلیئے صحافتی ذمہ داریوں کو احسن طریقے سے جاری رکھا جائے گا۔ نیز صحافت پر سینسرشپ اور جبری پابندی قبول نہیں۔ دورانِ صحافت لوگوں کی جان و مال کے تحفظ کی ذمہ داری حکومت کی ہے۔

72 صحافیوں کی 2002 سے 2019 تک شہادت باعثِ تشویش ہے۔ ریاست کے اس ستون کا تحفظ اور خودمختاری پر کوئی سمجھوتہ نہیں کیا جائے گا۔


PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

CULTURE, TOURISM & ANTIQUITIES DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

FRIDAY, THE 03RD MAY, 2019

 

 

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

 District-wise number of Public libraries existing in the Province as on 30-09-2018?

ANSWER

 

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

 

District

Number of Libraries

Karachi East

01

Karachi Malir

01

Karachi Central

01

Hyderabad

02

Badin

01

Matiari

01

Dadu

01

Jamshoro

01

Thatta

01

Mirpurkhas

01

Khairpur

04

Larkana

03

Shikarpur

01

Jacobabad

01

Kambar Shadadkot

01

Naushero Feroze

01

Sanghar

01

TOTAL

23

 

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

(a)   Is it a fact that the former Hotel Metropole has been notified as ‘protected heritage” site;

(b)   If answer to (a) above be in affirmative, how has it been partially demolished?

 

ANSWER

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

 

Yes, it is protected heritage building under Sindh Cultural Heritage (Preservation) Act, 1994.

The building has not been demolished but it was neglected by the owner, which often contributes towards their bad maintenance. However, it is responsibility of the owner to maintain his building.

 

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

(a)   Is it a fact that the a provincial censor board is operating concurrently with a federal censor board ;

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

 

ANSWER

 

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

After 18th Amendment in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the subject “Motion Picture” was devolved to the Provinces. The Province of Sindh has enacted its own law titled as Sindh Motion Picture Act, 2011 (Sindh Act.No.IV of 2012)”

Now the Sindh Board of Film Censor is working independently at Provincial level and the Central Board of Film Censor is limited only to the Capital of the Country i.e Islamabad.  

 

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

(a)               Is it a fact that NAB has been investigating Rs. 160 million corruption case since 2014 regarding preservation of Moenjodaro archaeological site;

(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 that no investigation pertaining to Rs.160 million corruption case is being conducted by the National Accountability Bureau regarding preservation of archaeological site Mohenjo-Daro.

 

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

(a)   Is it a fact that the department is taking measures to preserve Makli necropolis;

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

ANSWER

 

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

Before the 18th amendment Federal Department of Archaeology ignored the site for long time despite the warnings from delisting given by the UNESCO. So the condition of monuments was very deplorable.

However, after the 18th amendment the Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh has taken various measures for the protection and preservation of the site. Such as:

           i.               Holding of 1st International Conference on Makli Hill Monuments in January, 2018

         ii.               Imposition of ban under Section 144 CrPC for stopping the new burials. 

       iii.               Installation of three weather stations, so as to identify the environmental impact on the site.

       iv.               Construction of 80% boundary wall around the Makli necropolis has been completed.

         v.               Provision of shuttle service vehicles for the visitors so as to stop the other traffic movement which causes damages to the Archaeological structures.

       vi.               Conservation of very fragile monuments.

     vii.               Installation of Crack Monitors so as to know the movement of the fragile structures.

 

   viii.               Souvenir shop has been set up at the site.

       ix.               Publication of two Books titled as Epigraphy of Makli by Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari, Makli Monuments Islamic Architecture by Ahmed Hassan Dani and Brochures on Makli.

         x.               Documentary on Makli monuments for highlighting the significance of the site.

       xi.               Sound measures have been taken for beefing  up the security round the clock

     xii.               Master Plan for Makli Necropolis has been prepared for future conservation and preservation of the site.

   xiii.               Cleaning of the graffiti from the monuments and removing wild bushes from the site

   xiv.               Future Plans are in progress such as more conservation on the fragile monuments, installation of huge SMD for the screening the documentary and safeguarding messages on Makli, improvement of land scape of Makli Necropolis in line with the international standards, the Plantation campaign on the site, installation of CCTV camera for the better security of the site and Installation of very precise high tech spot lights to illuminate the monuments on the site in the night.

All the above steps have been taken in the light of guidelines given by World Heritage Committee for protection and preservation of the site. This is why the site of Makli was saved from delisting of UNESCO due to the efforts of the department.

 

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

(a)   Is it a fact that the department is taking action against illegal construction by land grabbers in the premises of an archaeological site, situated in the Chelhar town, causing destruction of a Fort of Mirs;

(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 that measures have already been taken against illegal construction by land grabbers with the help of local administration. As the department has zero tolerance for encroachment on the archaeological sites.


602.     *Mr. Rabistan Khan: Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

Number of cultural shows/programs conducted by department in each district of Sindh during 2017 and 2018 along with amount spent?

ANSWER

 

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

The following cultural shows / programs have been arranged by department in Sindh during 2017 and 2018.

DISTRICT / CITY

NUMBER OF CULTURAL SHOWS / PROGRAMS IN 2017

AMOUNT (RS.) SPENT IN 2017

Karachi

27

80,593,746

Hyderabad

04

3,385,000

Jamshoro

04

9,654,000

Larkano

02

1,681,000

Badin

02

6,423,000

Mirpurkhas

01

112,352

Khairpur

02

5,287,000

Thatta

01

65,000

Shikarpur

01

300,000

Matiari

03

20,967,060

Shaheed Benazirabad

02

1,294,000

Umerkot

02

10,480,000

Tharparkar @ Mithi

03

23,000,000

Dadu

04

5,414,000

Sukkur

01

588,293

Ghotki

02

1,224,400

DISTRICT / CITY

NUMBER OF CULTURAL SHOWS / PROGRAMS IN 2018

AMOUNT (RS.) SPENT IN 2018

Karachi

37

99,061,611

Hyderabad

15

11,630,300

Jamshoro

05

10,089,500

Larkano

06

6,158,700

Khairpur

04

9,153,000

Thatta

01

5,575,018

Qamber Shahdadkot

03

753,600

Shikarpur

02

4,382,500

Kashmore

01

300,000

Matiari

02

21,936,500

Shaheed Benazirabad

02

2,954,000

Sujawal

01

417,500

Umerkot

01

50,000

Dadu

01

100,000

Sukkur

01

2,000,000

Sanghar

01

275,000

 

1153.   *Mr. Saeed Ahmed:    Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that hundreds of mandar’s in Nagarparkar are in deplorable condition;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof alongwith any program for their repair and renovation?

ANSWER

 

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

 

There are many temples located in Nagarparkar area but following six temples are declared as protected heritage under Antiquities Act, 1975 and fall within the purview of CT&AD.

i.                    Virawah Temple

ii.                  Jain Temple

iii.                Bhodessar Temple-I

iv.                Bhodessar Temple-II

v.                  Bhodessar Temple-III

vi.                Gori Temple

The conservation and preservation work of the aforesaid temples has been done. However, the responsibility of remaining Mandars, not declared as protected heritage do not lie with Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department.


1155.   *Mr. Saeed Ahmed:    Will the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Antiquities be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that persons provided jobs in tourism department during 2017-18;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, grade-wise details thereof along with criteria followed?

 

ANSWER

 

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

No.

There was no any job provided to any person in Gorakh Hills Development Authority (GHDA), Directorate of Tourist Services (DTS) and Sindh Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) during the year 2017-18.

 

KARACHI:                                                                                  G. M. UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 02ND MAY, 2019                                                             SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH