Action will be taken against those who created obstructions in implementation of Rescue-1122 law: Ch Parvez Elahi

Lahore, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):Meeting of Special Committee No 13 was held under chairmanship of Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi in the Punjab Assembly here today (Friday). The meeting was participated by Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja, MPAs Malik Mohammad Ahmad Khan, Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Raja Yawar Kamal, Syed Usman Mahmood, Nawabzada Waseem Khan, Mian Shafi Muhammad, Mian Jamshed Altaf, Secretary Punjab Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and DG Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak.

Yesterday, during the PA session Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi had summoned the Special Committee No 13 meeting today as Rescue-1122 law was not being implemented despite its passage by the assembly. In this regard MPA Malik Mohammad Ahmad Khan had submitted a privilege motion in the assembly wherein he had stated “Punjab Assembly had passed an act on June 16, 2006 under which emergency service 1122 came into existence.

It was mentioned in this act that for running this service the concerned department will formulate the rules but the rules have not been formulated even in passages of several years together. In view of this the august House on March 02, 2021 unanimously passed Emergency Services Amendment Bill under which the services of DG Rescue were to be regularized, besides settling affairs of other employees working in this institution it was also to be given status of an autonomous department but even after passage of four months no headway has been made”.

On this occasion Speaker Punjab Assembly said that action will be taken against those who created obstructions in the implementation of this law. The meeting unanimously decided to call for explanations in writing for not implementing 1122 law from Additional Chief Secretary S and GAD, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Law Secretary, Secretary Regulation, Secretary I and C Afterwards meeting of the Special Committee was adjourned till June 21.

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