Karachi, Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the Sindh Government Servants Benevolent Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2012 into law to facilitate widows and elderly women and providing them easy access to district officer in their respective district for payment of benevolent fund.
The bill was moved by the Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, proposing two minor amendments into the Sindh Government Servants Benevolent Fund Ordinance, 1960, that were later adopted by the house unanimously without holding any discussion on its general principles. The session was presided over by the speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro.
PPP Minority MPA Saleem Khursheed Khokhar moved a privilege motion, complaining he received a threatening text message on his cell phone with strong religious discriminatory remarks. He said on April 18 a message was received that reads, Nobody, except Muslims, will be allowed to live in the country with peace. This country only belongs to Muslims.
He recalled that he had been in Islamabad on April 18 for the case of forced conversion of Rinkle Kumari and spoke before TV channels about the matter. Subsequently I received threatening text message, he added.
He demanded that his family and relatives be provided security. Khokhar lamented that neither the concerned police station registered an FIR nor it took any action on his complaints against unidentified accused. He called for submitting his motion to the concerned standing committee for privilege motion.
Law Minister said he would summon the relevant SSP to seek reasons for not taking action against the culprits.
Later, the speaker deferred the motion till Monday for further discussion with consent of the mover.
Resentment over court verdict:
PPP MPA Imdad Ali Pitafi, on a point of order, took strong exception against the Supreme Court decision against the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani in a contempt case and said such decision always made against the PPP.
He said nowadays judiciary was active against the PPP alike military in the past to finish the party existence and push it against the wall. He castigated that nobody was talking about the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who also had been convicted. He said several conspiracies were hatched against PPP but people gave it a mandate.
Pitafi said no decision had been yet on Asghar Khan petition, adding that his party was striving to build Pakistan while some forces were trying to split it.