The Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was deferred to Monday on a request from MPA and parliamentary affairs minister, Dr Sikandar Mandhro. The House unanimously adopted a resolution tabled by Pakistan Peoples Party’s Dr Sohrab Sarki urging the provincial government to contact the federal government for the provision of a gas supply in Thull.
A bill was also introduced in the Sindh Assembly to change the authority of the Sindh Board of Technical Education from the governor to the chief minister. The Sindh Board of Technical Education Bill 2015 was presented by Mandhro.
Sindh Information and Local Bodies Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, confessed that a majority of schools run by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) did not have boundary walls. Responding to a call-attention notice by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Kamran Akhtar, Memon he said that these schools were located in Orangi, Korangi, Malir, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Landhi. He added that the government had appointed security guards on the premises and will include a scheme to build the boundary walls in the upcoming budget.
During the session which was chaired by deputy speaker Shehla Raza, Sindh Education Minister Nisar Khuhro responded to a question by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional’s Nusrat Seher Abbasi on his department. Khuhro said that they had handed over the administration of three public schools to an NGO for better quality education for the students.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2015.