LAHORE- The Punjab Assembly adopted three different resolutions including one that requested the federal government to hold local bodies’ elections in all cantonments across the country here on Tuesday.

The purpose of the elections in all cantonments in the country was to give the people power of vote and electing own representatives. The house adopted this resolution on a privilege motion moved by Faiza Malik. The house also adopted other two resolutions; one on hepatitis and other suggesting shelter homes for baggers.

Opposition leader Dr Nosheen Hamid, in her privilege motion, said that hepatitis was a lethal contagious disease and no effective strategy had been taken on the government side till date. She through her motion suggested the house that vaccination should be declared mandatory for all children below the age of five.  The house members unanimously passed the resolution.

In third resolution, the treasury member Tehseen Fawad said that beggary had become an unavoidable curse. Baggers were everywhere. She requested the house to build shelter homes for baggers and educate them so they could live their lives in respectable way.

Sheikh Alauddin also moved a fourth resolution wherein he argued that a road from District courts to Neela Gumbad should be named after Dr Leitner—the former principal of Government College Lahore and founder of Punjab University. Sheikh Allauddin said Dr Leitner was a scholar and he served this region through his knowledge.

 However, Law Miniser Rana Sanaullan and other opposition members opposed his resolution. Rana Sana Ullah objected over his resolution saying that these people were not needed in this region. The house rejected his resolution.