The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday passed a resolution, recommending the Parliament to set up a coordinated and comprehensive National Disaster Management System (NDMS) through amendment in the law or by introducing a law
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 10th Jan, 2022 ) :The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday passed a resolution, recommending the Parliament to set up a coordinated and comprehensive National Disaster Management System (NDMS) through amendment in the law or by introducing a law.
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Fazle Shakoor moved the resolution on behalf of the Minister for Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement in the House chaired by Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health Taimur Salim Jhagra said that the disaster management system is centralised throughout the world to cope with any untoward incident, adding that it should not be confused that the provincial government was handing over any institution under the command of the Federal government.
Meanwhile, the opposition members opposed the resolution saying that after passage of 18th constitutional amendment the provincial government had been empowered and in case of any emergency the provincial government could call the armed forces for help and support.
Meanwhile, responding to the questions of Nighat Orakzai of PPP and Khushdil Khan Advocate of ANP, regarding the police department, Minister for Labour Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that the KP government introduced several reforms in the police department and provided best facilities to the force.
He said that the government was taking measures to further strengthen the police department by providing latest equipment besides addressing other issues including construction of boundary walls of police stations.
Provincial minister Kamran Bangash while responding to the question of Shagufta Malik of ANP regarding reemployment of retired officers by certain provincial departments, said that some technical departments need expert persons due to which the services of retired officers were re-hired.
He said that maximum expert retired officers were hired by Energy and Power and KPOGDCL on merit and need basis, adding that there was no special law for hiring the retired officers but the department hired them according to their needs.
The question of Sobia Shahid of PMLN regarding deputation officers in the province referred to the relevant committee.
The House also passed KP Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022 moved by Minister for Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra while KP Urban Areas Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill, 2022 moved by Minister for Higher education Kamran Bangash was tabled.