ISLAMABAD: When Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Wednesday to request a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, the government will now provide a summary to the president to call a new session of the lower house of Parliament. Clause 7 Article 91 of the Constitution explains how the prime minister can gain the trust of the National Assembly. According to Article 91 (7), the prime minister will serve as long as the President’s will, but the President will not exercise his power under this clause unless he is sure that the prime minister has not ordered the confidence of the majority of the people. Members of the National Assembly, in this case he will summon the National Assembly and ask the prime minister to obtain a vote of confidence from the Assembly.
However, the President will call a new National Assembly session for the prime minister to ask for a vote of confidence after the government’s summary is moved on the matter. In accordance with the Code of Conduct and Business Conduct in the DPR, 2007 National Assembly, after the session, the resolution for the vote of confidence will be moved as the order of the day. Then the practice will start immediately through voice sharing.
However, if there is no trust, notification of settlement must be given by not less than 20% of the total members of the DPR. Resolutions will not be voted on for up to three days and no later than seven days. Speakers are likely to initiate the ongoing session on Thursday (today) if the government is in a hurry for a confidence move.
ISLAMABAD: A video appeared on social media on Tuesday depicting Senate candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son, Ali Haider, allegedly speaking to a lawmaker about methods to squander his Senate vote, sparking demands from the ruling PTI to the Pakistan Election Commission ( ECP) to disqualify the former prime minister from running.
According to Geo News, it is unclear who the person Ali Haider is talking to in the video. In a press conference, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communications Shahbaz Gill urged the ECP to pay attention to Yousuf Raza Gilani.
“This corruption video once again proved Imran Khan right when he said this mafia would never allow transparent Senate elections to take place,” he said. PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry also called for Gilani to be disqualified outside the ECP office.
Ali Haider Gilani responded to the allegations in a later press conference, saying that he had met many people while campaigning for his father. “All NA members are our constituents,” he said. “Everything is honorable to us,” he said.
Gilani said he had met with PTI lawmakers to get votes for his father, adding that it was his right. “Not once. I will meet them hundreds of times because it is my right,” he said. “For every election, we have been involved in the search for a ‘voice of conscience.’ We do not believe in vote buying,” he added.
He said he asked for a vote of “love and conscience” from MPA PTI, adding that many members wanted to vote for his father over Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, who is competing with his father for the general seat in Islamabad.
Separately, Elder Gilani himself responded to the video and asked why the ruling PTI “doesn’t trust its own members”. He said if they object to a member’s meeting with his son, the party should control its own members. “Don’t talk about us. It is our right to ask for votes. I have even written a letter to Imran Khan Sahib to vote for us. If he doesn’t vote for us, that’s his business, “he added.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who stands with Yousuf Raza Gilani, said the Pakistan Democratic Movement “has won”. “Whatever happens tomorrow will be a bonus.” Talking about the alleged gerrymandering, he said PTI had not even resolved the problems of its own members. “We succeeded in making the government worry about its members,” he said.
About the video, he said: “I want to explain and emphasize that the PPP is fighting for this election for democracy. And we are fighting in these elections with our politics and our contacts. And how it is done (PTI) [give the impression] that there is money being used, attacks the character of the opposition.
“If money is used, the government uses money, the country uses money. Public money is being used. State money is being used. Their assembly members have admitted on television that 500 million rupees have been pledged for each MNA. Imran Khan uses state money to bribe his own members.
“And our efforts are focused on convincing people to vote with their conscience. And thank God, we were successful in this endeavor, and Imran Khan’s corruption efforts faltered. “
NEW YORK: President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram said he believes the establishment of public-private facilities under the umbrella of the United Nations can provide sufficient financing for infrastructure investment in developing countries affected by the coronavirus to spur the economy . development.
“Such a facility would be a useful complement to efforts being made on other platforms to mobilize investment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he told members of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Monday.
Developing country investment needs for sustainable infrastructure are estimated at $ 1 trillion annually, the head of ECOSOC told OECD members in his keynote address, indicating that existing platforms have not been able to generate adequate investment.
Underlining that the COVID-19 crisis has crushed aspirations to achieve the SDGs by 2030 in developing countries, especially the poorest among them; The Pakistani envoy said the recession was deep, inequality was increasing and financial inequalities were growing.
Highlighting Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative for debt relief in April, Ambassador Munir Akram welcomed the temporary suspension of debt by the Group of 20 (industrialized nations) which brought “breathing room” to developing countries.
In May, he said, the UN Secretary General, together with the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica, started discussions on financing recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, identifying many options that were being resolved.
At a special session of the UN General Assembly, Akram added, Prime Minister Imran Khan proposed a five-point action plan, which calls for an equitable supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries and a suspension of debt payments for most countries that are struggling until the pandemic ends.
“The general framework group of 20 (G-20) can provide a basis for swift action for debt relief under restructuring even if this is done on a case-by-case basis,” the Pakistani envoy said. However, he said, private creditors should be persuaded to participate in debt relief restructuring which has not been carried out so far.
In this connection, he proposed the creation of a new $ 500 million Special Drawing Rights (SDR) and redistribution of unused rights to developing countries.
In addition, the head of ECOSOC said there was a need for expansion of soft loans by multilateral development banks, expansion of Official Development Assistance (ODA), targets by all developed countries, and fulfillment of their commitments to mobilize $ 100 billion in unattainable annual climate finance.
LAHORE: Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid appealed to stakeholders to work together to achieve maternal and child health and family planning targets in a meeting with delegates from the World Health Organization and Unicef in the Committee Room of the Department of Primary and Secondary Health in Jakarta, Tuesday.
Secretary of the Department of Primary and Secondary Health Usman Younis, Secretary of the Department of Health and Special Medical Education for Lawyers Nabeel Awan, Secretary of Population Welfare Ali Bahadur Qazi, CFO of Unicef Punjab Wilbroadd Ngambi, Dr Akhtar Rashid, Dr Yahya Gulzar, Dr Ghulam Nabi Qazi, Dr Khalid Mehmood, Dr Faraz Khalid, Dr Naveed and others attended the meeting. The minister discussed with the delegation the steps being taken in the province to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, family planning and indicators of maternal and child health. He shared with the delegation about specific steps regarding family planning.
The Minister of Health said, “The government is taking a number of steps to improve health services for people under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision. We put special emphasis on Maternal and Child health and state-of-the-art hospitals are being developed in Attock, Mianwali, Muzaffargarh, Sialkot and Rajanpur. Recently, a very important stakeholder meeting was held under the chairperson of the Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi. All stakeholders must make joint efforts in family planning. We have a wonderful human resource who comes in the form of Lady Health Workers. A joint working paper will be developed in coordination with UNICEF and WHO. Dr Yasmin Rashid said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced the distribution of Health cards to all residents in Punjab. In December 2021, all 20.93 million families will be given Sahulat Health cards. Punjab has upgraded 22 nursing schools to nursing colleges. Midwifery schools are being upgraded. “
Meanwhile, the Minister of Home Affairs assigned all the CEOs (Health) of Punjab to develop local strategies in family planning. She spoke as the main guest at a seminar on Family Planning at a local hotel organized by the Population Welfare Department.
People’s Welfare Minister Hashim Dogar and others also attended. The minister said, “I congratulate the organizers for holding such an important event. The most important part of family planning is maternal health. We have developed a joint strategy with the Population Welfare Department on family planning under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Dr Yasmin Rashid said all CEOs of Health should work closely with the Population Welfare Department on family planning. Health and education facilities are essential for the development of a healthy society. The Ministry of Health will fully support the Department of Population Welfare. Our future generations can only be guaranteed by providing better facilities for mothers, he said. The Minister of People’s Welfare Hashim Dogar said in his speech that his team was very grateful for the support for this big cause.
UVAS milk marketing: The sixth three-day agricultural advisor training workshop on “Milk Marketing and Social Mobilization” begins at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Tuesday. UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masood Rabbani led the inauguration session of the workshop. Dairy Cattle Project Team Project Manager Dr Humera Iqbal and 40 participants from 22 public and private sector organizations as well as livestock department officials in Punjab and Sindh were also present.
The objectives of the workshop include: applying the Whole Family Extension Approach (WFEA), engaging agricultural advisors in training modules focused on milk marketing and also giving them the opportunity to learn from each other about livestock.