AJK LA resumes its session with Dy. Speaker in chair

MUZAFFARABAD:     (Parliament Times)    The AJK legislative assembly resumed its session on Wednesday with deputy speaker Sardar Amir Altaf in chair.

During the question hours, replying to a question he said headmaster Chakswari school stood retired from April Ist. Selection boards are being held on daily basis to fill in certain vacant posts, he added. He said around a couple of weeks this issue would have been settled. He said it was not correct that there were six vacant posts in the school however, he added that the vacant posts would be filled in a few days. He said requisition had been sent to PSC to fill 500 vacant posts in AJK while temporary recruitment was also being made as per law. Gillani said 44 billion rupees was required for construction of new school buildings. Separate funds required to reconstruct or renovate the old buildings, he told. He hoped that sufficient amount would be earmarked in the next budget for this purpose.

Replying to the question of MLA Sagheer Chughtai on Tain Dhalkot road slide, minister for works Ch. Muhammad Aziz said the slide occurred three days back. The slide is about 140 feet long and it took place because of river. He said the road had been restored by the staffers of his department and scheme was already in place for treatment of this slide, he remarked. Work would start as soon as the scheme was approved, he assured.

Replying to the question of MLA Abdul Majid Khan, minister for law Sardar Farooq Ahmed Tahir said there was no ban on revising the development schemes which can be revised several times. He said implementing authorities have to get approval from the concerned forum. He said details of all the revised schemes during the financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18 had been submitted.

The law minister moved a motion for approval of resolutions from parliamentarians which were approved by the house. The resolutions included ongoing Indian atrocities in IOK, strong condemnation of arrest of APHC leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, torture against him and his shifting to infamous Tahar jail, condemnation of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and expression of sorrow over the precious lives there and ban on vulgar websites on social media.

To a call attention notice of MLA Saghir Chughtai minister for law said funds were not available for granting grades to Qazis equal to judges. However, he assured that efforts would be made to resolve this issue in the next budget. To another call attention notice by MLA Shazia Akbar regarding ban on firecrackers law minister said administration would be directed to implement the law in this connection. To another call attention notice regarding quota of recruitment in Kotli University Education Minister assured that this issue will be resolved according to law.

Later the deputy speaker adjourned the session sine die.

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