Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

NA unanimously passes resolution expressing solidarity with govt & people of China for dedicated efforts to combat Coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the government and people of China for dedicated efforts and efficient policy to combat Coronavirus.

The resolution was moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Parliamentary Leader in National Assembly Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

It commended the efforts of Chinese government under the able leadership of President Xi Jinping for treating Pakistani citizens especially students in Wuhan city just like their own by providing them best possible care.

The resolution appreciated the way in which China is dealing with extremely tense situation to combat and fully eliminate this virus.

It said Pakistan stands united with China in this difficult time and moment of medical emergency and extends its full support to them in this difficult time.

Meanwhile the National Assembly was informed on Thursday that the government has launched “Zindagi” app to create awareness amongst youth with regard to the hazardous effects of synthetic drug penetration.

Responding to a question, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi said interactive sessions are also being arranged with all the schools and educational institutions regarding the Zindagi app. He said our youth is responsible for ensuring bright future of the country; therefore, parents and teachers will have to educate the youth about dangerous effects of drugs in their lives.

Speaking on this issue, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood acknowledged the role of seminaries in educating the youth of the country.

Responding to a question, the Education Minister said a plan worth 800 million rupees is being prepared for revamping institutions. He said ministry is also considering to announce four hundred posts of drivers and conductors for school buses in Islamabad.

Responding to a question, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul informed the House that five out of sixty-four brick kilns have now been converted into environment friendly policy zigzag technology. She said all the owners of brick kilns who have not yet installed pollution control technology have agreed to convert their kilns to environment friendly zig-zag technology by the end of this year. She said five brick kilns have been sealed in Islamabad, which were operating without installation of pollution control technology.

Parliamentary Secretary for Aviation Division Jamil Ahmed Khan informed the House during the question hour that PIA has minimized the number of flights to reduce its losses. He said, under the Prime Minister’s vision of no VIP culture and protocol, there is no fixed quota of seats for the Parliamentarians in the PIA flights. He, however, said PIA accords priority to Parliamentarians.