Opposition to bring resolutions for health services in ex-FATA

Resolution on restoring internet access in newly-merged areas to be tabled by ANP

Our Correspondent July 15, 2019
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: To improve health facilitates in the newly-merged tribal districts, the opposition benches are mulling whether to introduce resolutions for that purpose in the provincial assembly, which resumes its session on Monday (today).

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) assembly session is set to resume on Monday after a gap of two days.

Sources within the assembly secretariat have told The Express Tribune that the Awami National Party (ANP) Parliamentary Leader in the K-P Assembly Sardar Hussain Babak has filed a resolution to be introduced during the session for the resumption of internet facilities in the erstwhile federally administered tribal areas (Fata) to facilitate the public.

Moreover, he has contended that it is imperative to allow government offices in the newly-merged areas to access communication tools to improve their connectivity and their ability to facilitate the masses.

Source further added that the political opposition has also expressed its concerns over the confiscation of non-custom paid vehicles in the newly-merged districts and that a resolution will be tabled in this regard by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) female leader Night Orakzai.

The Leader of the Opposition in the K-P Assembly Akram Khan Durrani is expected to present a resolution which calls for abolishing around-the-clock duties for class-4 employees of the education department.

Moreover, PPP member Badshah Saleh is set to present a resolution on special services for specially-abled people in public spaces, schools, District Headquarters hospitals, medical teaching institutions, basic health units and other health facilities.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2019.


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