Govt took several steps to control goats, cows smuggling: NA informed

National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that the government has taken a number of steps to control the smuggling of goats and cows to Iran and Afghanistan.
Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla told the House that patrolling between the posts have been enhanced and the smuggling routes to Afghanistan have been blocked by developing 453 kilometer long ditch on Pakistan-Afghan border. He said during the last year efforts to smuggle 3200 animals to Afghanistan were foiled due to effective measures of the government.
Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Dr Ibadullah told the House during question hour that 151 billion rupees have been incurred for water supply and sanitation programmes, 2064 billion rupees for education, 754 billion rupees for health and 39 billion rupees for population planning since January, 2013. He said the long-term road map for socio-economic development is prepared by the Planning Commission through extensive consultations with provincial governments and people from all walks of life. He said in Vision 2025 the social capital and human development is made the first pillar and presents a comprehensive approach to addressing human and social development gaps.
To a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla told the House that the government has taken a number of steps to control the smuggling of goats and cows to Iran and Afghanistan. He said patrolling between the posts have been enhanced and the smuggling routes to Afghanistan have been blocked by developing 453 kilometer long ditch on Pakistan-Afghan border. He said during the last year efforts to smuggle 3200 animals to Afghanistan were foiled due to effective measures of the government.
Replying to a question, he said that PC-I for computerization of land record of Islamabad Capital Territory has been prepared worth 151 million rupees and submitted to Planning Development and Reforms Divisions for approval. He said after the approval the land of ICT will be computerized within two years.
Replying to a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan told the House that during the last three years the total foreign loans disbursed to Government of Pakistan was 19 billion and 723 million dollars out of which two billion and 71 million dollars were disbursed to provinces.
Answering a question, he said that the federal government has introduced Direct Credit System for payment of pension to the pensioners. He said in this system amount of pension of the pensioners is deposited directly in their bank accounts, opened at any scheduled bank, from where they can draw the amount.
To another question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority carried out huge task after 2005 earthquake. He said six hundred thousand houses and seven hundred schools affected by the quake have been rebuilt by ERRA so far. He said under Prime Minister’s direction work is underway for rehabilitation of one thousand schools.

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