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City Council Okays Poultry Bylaws Amid Uproar

by 5m Editor
7 September 2007, at 9:32am

PAKISTAN - The City Council’s proceedings on Thursday, though marred by uproar and walkouts, saw the approved of the Karachi Poultry Farm (Surveillance and Discipline) Bylaws 2007 while the resolution condemning a dispute between the KPT and the city government on parkland in the Boating Basin area was kept on the backburner.

When the resolution on poultry bylaws was tabled, the opposition demanded that the suggestion for the grant of a 25 per cent share from the licence fees to the union councils concerned be included in the bylaws. It was opposed by the treasury and a heated debate took place in which members of both sides of the divide participated.

The opposition argued that since most poultry farms were located in the rural areas, including Bin Qasim Town and Gadap, which are considered backward and financially weak, such a more would enhance their income.

However, the treasury dismissed the demand of the opposition, saying that funds were granted to the union councils on the principle of parity by the CDGK.

At the outset of the proceedings, opposition member Saifuddin, on a point of order, complained that in Wednesday’s session the attitude of the chair towards Leader of the Opposition Saeed Ghani was not reasonable. He said it was her duty to listen to the arguments of both sides.

Source: Dawn

5m Editor