PPP to take up IDPs, rise in human trafficking issues in NA

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is set to lock horns with PML-N government in the upcoming session of National Assembly (NA) on the issues of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency and rise in human trafficking.
Apart from heated debate on Imran Khan’s Azadi March in the NA, which is likely to meet in the first week of August, the lawmakers mainly from opposition parties will focus on the condition of the IDPs.
The PPP lawmakers have also submitted a motion under article-259 to discuss the matter of IDPs in length. The motion was submitted by Dr Fehmida Mirza, Imran Zafar Leghari, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Abdul Sattar Bachani and Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani.
Co-Chairman PPP and former President Asif Ali Zardari had recently called upon the government to give up its callous attitude towards the IDPs stranded in camps in Bannu and gear up the relief and rehabilitation work on a war footing.
“The IDPs are our national heroes in the war against terror and neglecting them in this hour of trial is a criminal and callous act that will not be condoned under any circumstances,” Zardari had remarked.
The PPP lawmakers also submitted a calling-attention notice about rising incident of human trafficking in Pakistan. “We would like to bring the attention of this house towards the alarming rise in the incidents of human trafficking towards Gulf countries, victims of which comprise large number of women and children,” says the call-attention notice.
Shazia Atta Marri, Dr Nafisa Shah, Abdul Sattar Bachani, Beelam Hasnain and Mohammad Ayaz Soomro submitted the calling-attention notice in National Assembly Secretariat.
The PPP also submitted an adjournment motion regarding the violation of the debt limitation act by the government. “According to the recent State Bank’s report, total public debt of Pakistan has crossed the limit of 60 per cent of the GDP, as set by the Fiscal Responsibility and Debt Limitation Act (2005) for FY13 onward. This reckless borrowing of the government is a matter of grave concern and needs to be discussed exclusively on the floor of the house,” says the motion. This motion was submitted by Syed Naveed Qamar, Shazia Atta Marri, Dr Nafisa Shah, Makhdoom Syed Mustafa Mehmood and Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho.

Source: The Nation

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