KP PA calls for erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio

The Pak Banker - - National -

PESHAWAR: The pro­vin­cial assem­bly of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa on Thurs­day passed unan­i­mous res­o­lu­tions for the erad­i­ca­tion of fa­tal dis­ease of po­lio and com­put­er­i­za­tion of the record of the rev­enue depart­ment in the prov­ince.

The res­o­lu­tion for the erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio was tabled by Is­rarul­lah Khan Gan­da­pore and Ab­dul Ak­bar Khan re­spec­tively. Through the res­o­lu­tion, the leg­is­la­tor from D.I. Khan de­manded of the pro­vin­cial govern­ment for ini­ti­at­ing ef­forts for the erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio to pro­tect chil­dren from the deadly dis­ease.

The Speaker, Ki­ra­mat­ul­lah Khan, who was pre­sid­ing the pro­ceed­ings of the house also agreed with the con­tentions of the mover say­ing that cases of po­lio have been de­tected in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. He said that fail­ure in the pre­ven­tion of the dis­ease could re­sult in gen­er­at­ing of dis­abled and that could also re­sult in clamp­ing of ban on the trav­el­ing of our peo­ple in the world.

He said that though the govern­ment is run­ning a cam­paign, but the feed­back from the peo­ple is so good. He said that Ba­sic Health Units (BHUs) and Ru­ral Health Cen­tres (RHCs) are also lack­ing fa­cil­i­ties and po­lio vac­cines lose util­ity due to hours long power shut down. Sim­i­larly, he said that dis­ease also trans­form from Afghanistan due to the move­ment of the refugees.

The speaker rec­om­mended that re­frig­er­a­tors at BHUs and RHCs should run on so­lar en­ergy sys­tem. He said that both pro­vin­cial govern­ment and in­ter­na­tional health agen­cies have agreed on the sub­ject. In the sec­ond res­o­lu­tion, Ab­dul Ak­bar Khan called for the com­put­er­i­za­tion of the rev­enue record. Sup­port­ing the res­o­lu­tion, the Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Sci­ence and In­for­ma­tion Technology, Mo­ham­mad Ayub said that the com­put­er­i­za­tion of the rev­enue record would be rev­o­lu­tion­ary step in the his­tory of the prov­ince.

The process, he said was started from Peshawar, but due to the lack of co­op­er­a­tion from the min­is­ter of the depart­ment concerned it was winded up. Ab­dul Ak­bar Khan in sup­port of his res­o­lu­tion said that the com­put­er­i­za­tion would cut down lit­i­ga­tion cases by 80 per­cent in the prov­ince. -App

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