LAHORE: January 04: The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution banning the use of mobile phones in schools and colleges.
The resolution was moved by Raheela Khadim Hussain, a PML-N MPA from Lahore, elected on reserved seats, and was passed without any debate in the House as a majority of members showed no concern towards business on the Private Members Day. Besides, an adjournment motion regarding the mysterious absence of antique cannons from a Maal Khaana of Jhang was made pending by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal.
The PA session started with a delay of nearly one hour. After the Question-Hour session, which was reserved for the Agricultural department, Syed Hassan Murtaza, a PPP MPA from Chiniot, requested the chair to hold a debate over the deteriorating law and order in the province. On a point of order, Hassan Murtaza submitted that the recent killing of 14 people in Gujrat and robbery in the house of MPA Sajida Mir’s sister need to be attended.
However, when the opposition’s request to hold the debate on law and order was not entertained, it staged a walkout in protest after which Wednesday (today) was reserved for the debate. The resolution of Raheela Khadim Hussain on the ban on mobile phones in schools and colleges was endorsed by the House while only four members of the opposition were present.The news.