ISLAMABAD, (SANA): The National Assembly passed a resolution demanding the government to stop the use of illegal arms and deweaponize the country for restoration of peace; meanwhile the PML-N, ANP and JUI-F opposed the resolution.
It is said in the resolution that the security of the people and peace of the country is under constant threat due to wide-spread use of illegal arms. It also demanded for concrete measures to stop the use of arms by the public. The resolution was moved by Dr. Farooq Sattar.
Earlier, taking part in the debate, Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah said it is imperative to deweaponize the country to maintain law and order situation and peace in the country.
Shaikh Rohale Asghar said that there is dire need to take practical steps in this regard because the issue cannot be resolved just by discussions.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman was of the view that use of illegal arms is the main reason behind the unlawful activities in different parts of the country.
The mover of the resolution, Farooq Sattar said that whole country is under the threat of terrorism and extremism due to the nexus of criminals and the terrorists.
Himayatullah Mayar said that along with deweaponizing the country operation against the terrorists must also be carried out through out the country.
The journalists covering the proceedings of the House staged a walkout in protest over non release of funds promised by the government for the support of the journalists and families of the journalists who were victimized in different incidents of terrorism.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari, Kashmala Tariq and Zahid Hamid held negotiations with the journalists regarding the issue.
Later, the journalists called off the protest after the assurance of Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari that their issues will be resolved at the earliest and a meeting will be held in the Ministry. A Polish Parliamentary delegation led by its Chairman Senate visited the Parliament today and witnessed the proceedings of the National Assembly.
The National Assembly was informed today that the Hepatitis control programme is the top priority of the government and a number of measures have been taken to control the disease.
Replying to a call attention notice moved by Dr. Talat Mahesar and others, Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah told the House that different programmes have been started at the federal and provincial level with the cooperation of international organizations and World Health Organization. He said special awareness programme to control Hepatitis is also underway.
He said Hepatitis vaccination has been included in the expanded programme on immunization that will help to control the disease. He also appealed the international community to come forward and help Pakistan for the treatment and to control spread of the disease.
The chair and other parliamentarians welcomed the delegation in the House.
The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad on Tuesday with Chairperson Yasmeen Rehman in the chair.http://www.sananews.net/english/na-passes-resolution-for-deweaponisation-of-country-pml-n-anp-jui-f-oppose-resolution/
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