KAMALIA-A Municipal Committee Kamalia meeting flayed the government over its failure to appropriately hand the Faizabad protest sit-in and urged it to expose those behind amendment to the Prophethood Finality oath.
The meeting was held in the chair of its Chairman Malik Sharif and the participation of its members.
Rai Ziaullah Khan brought the attention of the house towards the national issues. He stated that during the past few weeks, the country was facing destabilisation due to the sit-in at Faizabad by a religious party. He commented that the government had not dealt with it in a proper way which shows its incompetence.
“Being Muslim, it is our faith to make the utmost sacrifice upon the sacredness of the Last Prophet and no change will be tolerated in the oath of Prophethood finality. The government made some changes to the election bill in which the oath was modified. It was later restored through an amendment to the constitution, but the culprits who made these changes were not brought to book which caused nationwide protests and rallies.
He demanded through the house that the government must expose the persons responsible for the heinous crime and bring them to book.
Member Committee Hafiz Mohammad Ramazan seconded the demand and said that the government act against those responsible for the conspiracy.
Malik Amjad Yaqub said that the Mohallas that take the top positions in decorations during Eid Milad-e-Nabi be rewarded by the Municipal Committee. Later, Rai Ziaullah Khan presented a resolution that the Municipal Committee is doing whatever it can for the welfare of its employees but in the meantime, being Muslim one needs to fulfill its religious obligations too. Hajj and Umrah are very difficult to manage for the regular employees hence the Municipal Committee should approve sending one employee annually on its own expenses for Hajj. The resolution was unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned for an unspecified period of time.
UPLIFT PROJECT LAUNCHED: The District Council has launched Punjab Chief Minister’s Saaf Dehaat Programme in all the 124 urban and rural union councils of Sialkot district.
Chairperson Hina Arshad Warraich said that the District Council has provided Rs0.1 million as special funds each to all the 124 union councils (UCs) in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils for the project to ensure cleanliness everywhere in every UC with the active public participation. She said that special duties have also been assigned to the revenue department staff in this regard.
Meanwhile, the district administration has presented 452 development schemes worth Rs408 million before the District Development Committee Sialkot (DDC) for their approval.
Deputy Commissioner Farrukh Naveed presiding over a meeting said that these development schemes would be started soon in urban and rural union councils (UCs) and wards after their final approval. He said that the DDC will soon approve all of these development schemes in its meeting.