Monday, May 29, 2023

KP Govt controls covid-19 and dengue, assembly informed

On Monday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was informed that Covid-19 and dengue fever were under control, with just 390 current cases in the province and 3,200 open corona beds.

The government had effectively controlled the fourth wave of Covid-19, according to Minister for Information and Higher Education Kamran Bangash.

Corona is still being monitored by the chief minister and the task force, he said. He stated that the smart lockdown worked well.

Concerning dengue, he said the province had seen 8,257 cases, of which 7,111 had recovered, and 1137 were active cases, with just 150 patients admitted to hospitals.

The pandemic claimed nine lives, according to the minister, who said daily data was exchanged. A three-pronged strategy was prepared to handle the dengue problem, he said the House, including hot spot detection, field response, and spraying. He said a public awareness effort has reduced dengue disease cases.

On Monday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly admitted an adjournment motion for a detailed discussion of child snatching.

PPP MNA Nighat Orakzai claimed in her adjournment motion that a female child taken eight months ago, Zainab, had not been returned and that child kidnapping was on the rise.

In one year, 2,960 children were kidnapped, raising concerns about the government’s performance. She said that most recoveries were unsuccessful, placing parents in jeopardy. The House unanimously supported the lawmaker’s move for detailed discussion. She believes the province should have current investigation tools and investigators trained in the latest technology.

On the other hand, the law and order situation is deteriorating day by day, said Akram Khan Durrani, leader of the opposition in the KP Assembly. He stated a real conversation on both challenges was required to make significant solutions.

The opposition leader stated that elected members, notably those from the Treasury, were not paying attention to the assembly’s agenda.

Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani stated biometric attendance was the only solution. He requested an adjournment to discuss inflation and law and order.

When asked about tax collection in Malakand division, the speaker threatened to summon the secretary of irrigation if his agency continued to send insufficient responses.

The House unanimously accepted a motion by Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha denouncing cases of sacrilege of the Holy Quran in Abbottabad and seeking an investigation.

An amendment to the nikahnama (marriage contract) proposed by Babar Salim Swati was unanimously adopted. The House also passed the KP Provincially Administered Tribal Areas Levies Force (Amendment) Bill 2021.

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