KARACHI The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill, which aims at regulating and controlling the manufacturing, selling and use of used syringes, which are causing danger to the human lives. A penalty of at least two-year imprisonment and Rs 0.5 million fines has been suggested for violators of law. Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro moved the bill. The Sindh Regulation and Control of Disposal Syringes Bill 2010, with objective to regulate and control the manufacture, sell and use of disposal syringes which are causing danger to human lives. In absence of law, there is need to check the menace caused by disposal syringes which are injurious to human body, so it is expedient in public interest to prohibit the manufacture, sell and use of such disposable syringes in the province of Sindh. In the definition of syringe, the law clarified that disposable syringes means auto lock, auto destruct or auto break, which are automatically destroyed or broken and can not be used for second time. The law has made clear that person associated with manufacture, sale or use of disposable syringes, shall not manufacture, sell and use disposable syringes other than auto lock, auto destruct or auto break for injection, drawing of blood and other purposes. Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed that hepatitis B and HIV Aid are communicable diseases, while re-usage of disposable syringes was increasing such diseases. He told the House that a number of Hepatitis B patients is 2.5 million in Sindh, as reason being such huge number of patients was repeatedly use of disposable syringes. He pointed out that cooperation of Home Department and district governments will be required to implement this bill with letter and spirit. Dr Sikandar Shoro and Provincial Minister Ms Sassui Palijo drew the attention towards rural areas where people and untrained doctors use disposable syringes more than once. Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday said that provinces are equally partner with the Federal Government in ownership of natural resources. However, need-basis formula was being followed in distribution of gas in the country. Opposing an adjournment motion, CM Sindh said that issue of gas loadshedding and gas distribution was a sub judice matter as business community has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court on this matter, so this matter could not be discussed here. Qaim Ali Shah said that though Sui gas was invented long ago, gas was supplied to Karachi and Punjab first, while Balochistan got gas connection in last. Referring Balochistan Governments point of view, which they contested in NFC meetings, Sindh CM said that the Federal Government had rejected the argument of Balochistan on the ground that centre providing gas development surcharge and services to the provincial government, so gas to be distributed where it is needed. As majority of population lives in Punjab and Sindh, so gas was distributed there on need basis, CM pointed out. He said that under 18th amendment, the provinces have been made equally partner in natural resources. Meanwhile, mover of adjournment motion, Arif Mustafa Jatoi in his adjournment motion said that loadshedding being done in province due to supply of natural gas from Sindh to other parts of Pakistan. Despite the fact that Sindh is surplus in Production of natural gas and under article 158 of the constitution provinces producing gas have precedence in its use before supply to other provinces, he contended. After listening speeches for both sides, Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro disposed off the adjournment as out of order. Extension of reports: The house granted extension of period of presentation of reports on three privilege motions and one resolution till next session of Sindh Assembly. However, Chairman for Standing Committee on Law Syed Bachal Shah told that he has already submitted the report with Assembly secretariat on four bills relating to increase the salaries of provincial ministers, special assistants, Sindh Assembly members and Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly. When Chairman of committee told the house about submitting of report, the lawmakers from both the sides in house started thumping on desk and demanded for presentation of it. But, Speaker stressed the chairman of committee to get extension for presenting of report, which approved till next Wednesday.