Issues of tribal people to be resolved: NA informed

Kiani/Mustafa – September 30, 2019

National Assembly began its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad in the evening of Monday with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the chair.

The House was informed that federal government has been taking all out measures to control the outbreak of dengue fever in Islamabad.

Responding to a calling attention notice, Parliamentary Secretary on Health Dr. Nausheen Hamid said three thousand cases of dengue have so far been reported in the federal capital and the mortality rate is 0.2 percent.

She said a Dengue Control Operational Center to assess the situation is working in the federal capital since 16th of this month.

She said a task force has also been constituted that is monitoring the spread of disease on daily basis.

Similarly, two hotlines would work round the clock and expert doctors respond to the dengue-related queries to the general public.

Dr. Nausheen Hamid said sufficient beds have been allocated in public and private hospitals of federal capital to cater to the needs of dengue patients.

She said field surveillance teams are visiting vulnerable areas and spraying on the larvae.

The calling attention notice was moved by Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak on behalf of others.

The National Assembly also passed two bills on Monday.

These include; The Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

The bills were moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Ali Muhammad Khan on behalf of Advisor to Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.

Minister of State for Interior Ali Muhammad Khan while taking the Floor said Pakistan is passing through a difficult phase when India has unleashed a new wave of oppression on innocent Kashmiris.

He said Prime Minister in his speech at the UN General Assembly highlighted the issue of innocent Kashmiris.

He also highlighted the issues of blasphemy and Islamophobia. The State Minister said the government will redress all the genuine grievances of people from tribal areas.

The House has been adjourned to meet again on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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