Karachi: The Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution congratulating Malala Yousafzai for securing this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
“This house congratulates Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the Nobel Prize,” stated the resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Irum Khalid. “This exceptional, historic achievement is an acknowledgement of her valiant efforts and services for the education of girls in Pakistan.”
The resolution stated that it was a great honour for all Pakistanis and would help promote education for children, particularly for girls in areas where women are still deprived of their equal rights as citizens.
The house unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the latest violence along the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary.
“This assembly condemns the Indian Army attack on civilian areas violating the Line of Control due to which more than 12 people have been martyred,” stated the resolution moved by opposition lawmaker Nusrat Sahar Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F). “This assembly also resolves to pay tribute to the Pakistan Army who bravely faced the situation and countered the attacks of the Indian Army.”
A resolution moved by PPP’s Sikandar Ali Mandhro and PML-F’s Mahtab Akbar Rashdi called for establishing a bureau of translation in Karachi or Hyderabad with an independent board of governors, the required grant along with complete infrastructure and human resources for translating into Sindhi the texts of philosophy, history, natural and social sciences, arts, literature, religion and other disciplines of humanities.
The resolution recommended naming the proposed bureau of translation in Sindh after renowned scholar Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo.
Cotton, rice prices
A resolution moved by PPP MPA Nasir Hussain Shah recommended the Sindh government to approach the federal government to fix the support price of cotton at Rs1,000 per 40kg and that of rice at Rs500 per 40kg.
PPP’s Oct 18 rally
The resolution of PPP MPA Khairunnisa Mughal congratulated PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for holding a successful public meeting in Karachi on October 18 for formally launching his political career.