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11th November 2020  |  PAS/Legis-G-22/2020/6321

Resolution - Bundal & Buddo Island

To,

The Secretary to Government of Pakistan,

Ministry of Law and Justice,

ISLAMABAD

 

The Chief Secretary to Government of Sindh,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Criminal Prosecution Department,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Environment, Climate Change & Coastal Development Department,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Inter-Provincial Co-ordination (IPC) Department,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary (Implementation),

Services, General Administration

and Co-ordination Department,

Government of Sindh

KARACHI

 

Subject:     RESOLUTION

I am to state that the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Wednesday, the 21st October, 2020 has unanimously passed the following Resolution moved by Mr. Mahmood Alam Jamot, MPA:

 

WHEREAS the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan had promulgated an Ordinance titled “The Pakistan Islands Development Authority Ordinance, 2020 (Ordinance No.XI of 2020)” on 31.08.2020 (“Ordinance”) in sheer and utter violation of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 (“Constitution”);

 

AND WHEREAS the Ordinance was published in the official gazette on 02.09.2020 under the Gazette of Pakistan;

 

AND WHEREAS the Ordinance was promulgated in an unlawful manner and in violation of Article 97 of the Constitution to give unauthorized and unlawful control as well as ownership of Bundal and Buddo Islands to the Federal Government which exclusively belongs to the Province of Sindh;

 

AND WHEREAS all the islands along the coast of a Province are exclusively property of the respective Provincial Government in view of the provisions of Article 172 of the Constitution;

 

AND WHEREAS under the Ordinance, the ownership of Bundal and Buddo Islands, in derogation of the Constitution has been unlawfully assumed by the Federal Government, which is tantamount to also altering the limits of the Province of Sindh;

 

AND WHEREAS the people of Province of Sindh cannot allow any violation of the Constitution as well as usurpation of rights over the ownership of Bundal and Buddo Islands or any other right or property of the Province of Sindh;

 

AND WHEREAS the Federal Government or any of its authorities does not have any right or interest over islands along the coast of Pakistan which islands exclusively belongs to the respective Provincial Governments and in particular the Bundal and Buddo Islands exclusively belongs to the Province of Sindh;

 

AND WHEREAS the Ordinance is in sheer and utter violation of Articles 197, 172 and 239(4) of the Constitution, the Constitution which this august House has always endeavoured to protect and uphold;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh resolves and recommends to the Provincial Government to take all possible steps to protect the boundaries and property of Sindh and demands the Federal Government to immediately advise the President to withdraw the Ordinance forthwith.

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(G.M.UMAR FAROOQ)

Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh

NO.PAS/LEGIS-G-22/2020/6321        KARACHI, THE 11TH NOVEMBER, 2020.

 

A copy is forwarded for information to the:-

1.       Mr. Mahmood Alam Jamot, MPA.

2.       Principal Secretary to the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

3.       Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

4.       Secretary, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad.

5.       Secretary, National Assembly of Pakistan, Islamabad.

6.       Principal Secretary to Governor of Sindh, Karachi.

7.       Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Sindh, Karachi.

8.       Secretary Provincial Assembly of Punjab/ Khyber Pakhtun Khwa/ Balochistan/ Legislative Assembly Azad Jamu & Kashmir/ Gilgit-Baltistan, Lahore, Peshawar,Quetta, MuzaffarAbad, Gilgit-Baltistan.

9.       Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Karachi.

10.    Secretary to Government of Sindh, Law Department.

11.    Registrar, Sindh High Court, Karachi.

12.    Advocate General, Sindh, Karachi.

13.    Director, Press Information, Government of Sindh, Karachi.

14.    Head of Branches, Provincial Assembly of Sindh (All).

15.    Administrator (Automation), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

16.    Staff Officer to Mr. Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

17.    Staff Officer to Madam Deputy Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

18.    Staff Officer to Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

19.    P.S. to Ministers/ Advisors/ Special Assistants to Chief Minister, Sindh.

20.    P.S. to Leader of Opposition, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

21.    P.S. to Senior Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

22.    P.S. to Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

23.    P.A. to Additional Secretary (B&A), Provincial Assembly of Sindh

  

 

(M.H.M.HASSAN SHAH)

Additional Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh