Old tradition broken by summoning

Old tradition broken by summoning assembly session: laments Murad

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said, ‘My heart is unhappy today because of many reasons.’ He said that ages old tradition of the provincial assembly had been broken by summoning the session of it in spite of the death of Minister and MPA Haji Ghulam Murtaza Baloch.

Expressing his reservations during the session of provincial assembly of Sindh here, he said that the tradition of adjourning the assembly session over the death of its member should be continued but unfortunately it was summoned despite his requested to Speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.

The Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who was seen surrounded by deep sadness, in his grieving voice said that the tradition should be not be broken. ‘I had told you the speaker, made a call also, and made a requisition,’ he said, adding that, ‘I am disappointed that the tradition was broken.’

The Chief Minister said that he had seen this assembly and he had been coming to this assembly since 1973 and that had not happened before. He said that he also made the same request for adjourning the session to the Parliamentary Party Minister but who realized.

Murad said that many of the members would have not visited so far the deceased resident to offer fateha. He again asked the Speaker to adjourn the session after offering fateha for Haji Ghulam Murtaza Baloch.

And also for those who lost their lives in fight against coronavirus and in PIA airbus A320 crash on May 22.

The Chief Minister said that many Police and Rangers jawaans had also been affected by the coronavirus. He further said that the doctors had diagnosed as having coronavirus who were frontline heroes.

He asked the assembly to pray for them and for the people had fallen prey to the coronavirus.

Later, he moved a resolution to pay tributes to late Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch for his services to the people.

1824 new cases of coronavirus detected, 29 more patients died: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that highest number of 7547 samples were tests for the first time which produced the highest number of 1,824 new cases.

“Whenever, we have conducted more tests who have detected more cases – it means local transmission has spread throughout province of Sindh,” this he said in a statement issued here on Wednesday from the CM House.

The chief minister said that 7547 tests were conducted against which 1824 cases were detected. “This constitutes 24.2 percent of the tests conducted,” he said. He added that so far the government has tested 200093 samples which detected 32910 cases which constituted 16.5 percent.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 29 more patients of coronavirus died lifting the death toll to 555 that constituted 1.6 percent of the total patients.  At present, 16333 patients were under treatment, of them 15070 were at Home Isolation, 111 at Isolation Centers and 1,152 at different hospitals. “Our 367 patients are in critical condition, of them 56 have been put on the ventilators,” he disclosed.

According to the CM 487 patients have recovered and returned to their normal life. The number of patients recovered so far has reached to 16,022 which constituted 49 percent.

He said that out of 1824 cases, 1284 belonged to Karachi. They include 323 to East, 299 South, 256 Central, 227 Korangi, 120 Malir and 59 West.

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