The Sindh Assembly, during its proceedings in Karachi on Wednesday, passed two bills unanimously.

First bill was Sindh Services Tribunal Amendment Bill-2015. The bill has been amended to make the tribunal work more independently. Under the bill Chairman of Sindh Services Tribunal has been authorized to create new posts and terminate old ones according to the requirement while staying under the limit of the budget allocations.

The second bill was Jinnah Sindh Medical University Amendment Bill under which Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and National Institute of Child Health have been made part of the university. This has been done according to the requirements of Higher Education Commission that terms it necessary for any medical university to have a teaching hospital.

Both bills were introduced by Minister Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Sikandar Mandhro.

The House also gave approval for the establishment of Barrett Hodgson International University in Karachi. It will be a private sector university that will be run by Salim Habib Education Foundation.

Meanwhile, the Speaker announced in the Assembly that the Sindh Governor has given ascent to eight bills that were passed in the assembly. These include Sindh Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2015, Sindh Commission on Status of Women Bill-2015, Sindh Information of Temporary Residents Bill 2015, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women Shaheed Benazirabad Amendment Bill 2015, Sindh Sound system (Regulation) Bill 2015, Sindh Coastal Development Authority Amendment Bill 2015, and two bills of amendment in Sindh Finance Act 2015.

Earlier, the House also unanimously passed a pre-budget resolution that said that all the suggestions of the members of the House regarding the budget of the next financial year 2015-16 will be considered and included in the budget. The resolution was presented by Minister Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Sikandar Mandhro.

The House has now been adjourned to meet again on Thursday at 10:00 am.


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