Sindh Assembly once again passes LG (Amend) Bill amid opposition uproar

Murad censures opposition, asks it to regard Sindh as part of Pakistan

By: 24 News
Published: 03:39 PM, 11 Dec, 2021
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The Sindh Assembly on Saturday once again passed the Local Government (Amendment) Bill amidst the protest and uproar of the opposition members, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Prior to this, the provincial assembly had passed the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on Nov 26 and sent it to Governor Imran Ismail who raised objections to the bill and sent it back to the assembly.

However, in today’s session presided over by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, the Sindh Assembly once again passed the Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with majority vote. Provincial Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah tabled the bill in the assembly

The Opposition members protested over the bill, rejecting it once again. The treasury and opposition members indulged in physical brawl and created a pandemonium in the assembly. The opposition MPs tore the copies of the bill in protest. 

However, the treasury benches succeeded in sailing the bill through the assembly. They were of the view that there would be no need for governor’s approval anymore. 

After taking the floor, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah censured the opposition’s behavior saying that the biggest bane of a democratic setup was an ‘uneducated’ opposition. He said opposition members loved creating an uproar. He said after coming from Islamabad, they wanted to capture Sindh

He warned the opposition: “Do not create such circumstances that prompt us to think something else. Think about us (Sindh) as we are part of Pakistan”. 

The Sindh CM said that Governor Ismail levelled an allegation of horse trading when the assembly passed the bill with majority. 

He said that a ‘selected’ was sitting on the throne asking him to extend his apology to nation and leave. 

Reporter Iqtidar Anwar