LAHORE - Punjab Assembly yesterday adopted two resolutions of public interest including measures for provision of technical education to women and stringent action against those preparing and selling fake and substandard milk.

On private members day, seven resolutions were on agenda out of which two were passed unanimously, while the remaining were pended either due to absence of movers or lack of feedback from the relevant departments.

The resolution moved by MPA Hina Pervaiz Butt suggested taking more measures for provision of technical education facilities to women in the province. The House unanimously passed the resolution.

The PA also passed the resolution presented by Sibtain Khan regarding stringent action against people preparing and selling fake and substandard milk in the province.

Sheikh Allauddin’s resolution, demanding Nishan-e-Pakistan Award for Mullah Abdul Qadir and Qamar-uz-Zaman who were hanged by Bangladesh for supporting Pakistan, was pended for not receiving reply from the relevant department.

Hina Pervaiz Butt’s resolution demanding deputation of female staff at public sector and private hospitals for ECG and ultrasound of women got the same fate due to lack of feedback from the health authorities. Resolution of Ahmed Khan Bhachar regarding ensuring provision of all missing facilities at Rural Health Centres (RHCs) and Basic Health Units (BHUs) was also pended due to lack of reply.

Waqas Hassan Moakal’s resolution regarding demand of establishing dialysis centres at district headquarters and that of Amer Sultan Cheema’s regarding condemnation of Shabqadar terrorist attack and prayers for martyrs and early recovery of injured were pended due to absence of movers from the House.

The chair did not allow the opposition legislator Asif Mehmood to bring a resolution out of turn on the issue of arrest of a RAW agent.

Earlier, the proceedings started 45 minutes behind the scheduled time with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair.

During Question Hour on Health, Parliamentary Secretary Health Kh Imran Nazir admitted failure in making functional 100 per cent BHUs in the province. He said the government has offered attractive package and facilities but doctors were not ready to serve at BHUs.

Nazir added that the government was planning legislation to make service at BHUs compulsory for getting degree.

To a question of Arshad Malik, he said that the chief minister had directed audit of Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP) and final decision of its working would be taken after completion of report.

To a question of Ch Iqbal, Kh Imran Nazir said that the government would carry out legislation to address complaints of extra fee taken by private medical colleges. The government was carrying out operation against quacks, he added.

On completion of agenda, the session was adjourned till Wednesday morning (today).