Sindh cabinet amends motor vehicles law to facilitate rescue vehicles – nineth news electricity 101


The amendment to MVO titled “Duty to make way for emergency vehicle” that states that a driver of any vehicle involved in an emergency rescue situation shall be given clear uninterrupted and safe passage access and all the vehicles in the way shall slow down, move to the left or otherwise, make all possible efforts to give access to an emergency rescue vehicle or an ambulance with active warning lights and a siren.

The cabinet also approved the formation of private education board to conduct examinations of higher secondary education and drafted laws to refer to the assembly to assure that the home-based workers also are given rights in addition to the laws regarding environmental protection bodies.

The cabinet also made amendments in a bill regarding regularization of the contract veterinary doctors and referred it again to the assembly. The provincial legislature had earlier passed the bill and sent it to the governor for his approval, but the governor had sent the bill to the assembly to revisit the legislation.

The cabinet on Tuesday taking the recommendation of the selection committee into consideration appointed Executive director of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Prof Dr. Syed Nadeem Rizvi, for a term period of four years.

The draft law regarding Sindh Home-based Workers Act, 2018 states that every registered home-based worker involved in manufacturing and post-manufacturing process shall be entitled to social protection, medical benefits, grants and other privileges as available to a person falling within the meaning of workers and workman as envisaged in Sindh Industrial Act, 2013.

The cabinet approved the establishment of a 47-member Sindh Environmental Protection Council headed by environment minister also appointed retired justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti chairperson of the Sindh Environmental Protection Tribunal for four years and approved the establishment of different committees such as industries, agriculture, and others.

Justice (retd) Mulk served as the chief minister of Pakistan from July 2014 to August 2015 and his term was credited having a policy of ‘judicial restraint.’ In his tenure, he announced couple of important verdicts that will be remembered for long.

The commission headed by Mr. Mulk said in its 237-page report: “Despite some lapses on part of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the 2013 general elections were in large part organised and conducted fairly and in accordance with the law.”

Before his appointment as judge of the Peshawar High Court on June 4, 1994, he served as advocate general of NWFP (now KP) for one year. He was elevated as chief justice of Peshawar High Court on May 31, 2004 and as a Supreme Court judge on April 4, 2005.

He is remembered for the way he conducted the contempt case against then prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. He convicted the then chief executive for 30 seconds while maintaining the dignity and honour of the court, and left the disqualification issue open to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the then speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza.