KARACHI - The Sindh Assembly session was on Friday called off without completing the agenda by the Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly due to lack of interest from the lawmakers in the assembly proceedings.

The session which was scheduled to start at 10:00 am started around two hours late and was adjourned within one and a half hour after the proceedings began. The proceedings were chaired by Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza.  The house also observed a minute of silence for remembering the late Dina Wadia, the daughter of father of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who died at her home in New York at the age of 98. The business of the day on the floor of the provincial assembly was halted for a minute in respect of her. The assembly members also prayed for her departed soul and for father of the nation and others.

The House also took up two calling attention notices. PML-F lawmaker Nusrat Sehar Bano in her call attention notice said that it had been reported that four women prisoners got pregnant at Larkana Prison a month ago and asked the government to inform facts regarding the incident.

Responding to it, Minister for Law and Prison Ziaul Hassan Lanjhar said that the lawmaker lacks information and the women were pregnant even when they were shifted to prison. “All four of them were married and incident had nothing to do with the facts,” he said adding that the lawmaker should have ascertained the facts before raising the issue at the assembly floor. The other call attention notices were not discussed due to the absence of the concerned minister.

The house did not brought forward a Privilege Motion and an Adjournment Motion while a bill pertaining to blood transfusion in Sindh province was also not taken up.  The deputy Speaker Sindh Shehla Raza later adjourned the session for Monday due to lack of interest of the lawmakers in proceedings and low attendance.