KARACHI - The Sindh Assembly session, which was prorogued on Friday, unanimously adopted two government bills to establish Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana and Sindh Essential Commodities Prices Control and Prevention of Profiteering and Hoarding (Amendment). Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro tabled the Government Bill No-04 of 2008- The Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana in the house for consideration through a motion. Winding up general discussion on the bill, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali termed the bill an important one on many counts. He said that through this bill the government was fulfilling its commitment to provide better health facilities to the people which it had announced in budget session. He said that in the current budget, the government has made 139 percent increase in the health budget as compared to last year, which reflected the government's sincerity to its pledge. The other promise, he said, which the government had made, was up gradation of hospitals in the interior parts of the province, because due to lack of proper medial facilities, the people of Jacobabad have to shift the serious patients to Karachi for treatment and many such serious patients die before reaching Karachi. Syed Qaim Ali Shah said around 20 to 25 million population of interior Sindh were lacking health facilities and they have to reach to Liaquat Medical University for Health and Science (LUMHS) and if they did not get proper treatment, they have to travel to Karachi. He said that establishment of university was dedicated to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto as a humble effort to pay tributes to her meritorious services for the country. He said that Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had set up Chandka Medical College in Larkana and the present government was going to establish Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University in Chandka Medical College. Praising MQM, Syed Qaim Shah said that it was heartening that the bill came from the coalition partner and the endorsement of the bill from the opposition leader was good gesture. He said he was confident that the University would be a model and a modern university providing top level treatment and facilities not only for the local people but even for the outsiders, who, he said would come to the institution because of the high quality treatment that it will provided to the patients. To attract top specialists to take up job at the university, he said extra incentives would be given to top grade doctors. He said the university would be such that even the people of India would come there for treatment and those who go from here to India would rather prefer to go to the institution because of its quality treatment. Law Minister Ayaz Soomro who was reading the bill clause by clause interrupted his reading to announce that he had received the slip from coalition partner MQM that Tabba Heart Institute located in Azizabad will provide free of cost facilities for heart diseases at the university. Later the law minister resumed reading out the bill clause by clause. Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro presented the bill before the house, which was adopted unanimously. Essential Commodities Price Control and Prevention of Profiteering: Earlier, Sindh Law Minister put up government Bill No-08 of 2008- The Sindh Essential Commodities Price Control and Prevention of Profiteering and Hoarding (Amendment) Bill 2008 in the house for introduction and consideration in the house. The amendment reads, "In the Sindh essential Commodities Price Control and Prevention of Profiteering Act, 2005, in section 8, for the words "three months" the words "six months" and for the words "ten thousand rupees", the words" thirty thousands rupees" shall be substitute. Wrapping up general discussion on the bill, leader of the house Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that laws were framed for the benefit of the society and people. Those should be acceptable to the people and implemented by government machinery. He said since the sacred month is round the corner so the government is trying to provide essential commodities to the people at cheaper prices. When the law minister introduced bill, opposition member Arif Mustafa Jatoi suggested that imprisonment may be enhanced to one year and penalty may be increased to one lack. Upon which Senior Minister Pir Mazhar ul Haq said that proposed punishments were very harsh, adding that punishment were aimed to instill fear in the heart of the law breaker, but it should not so severe that it may open doors of corruptions. Shoaib Bukhari said that government was trying to control prices of essential commodities and to provide relief to the people during the holy month of Ramadhan. A meeting of all stakeholders including wholesalers, retailers and vendors has been convened to bring the prices under the reach of common man.