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Nishtar-II to be inaugurated this year: CM

MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday announced to open 2000-bed Nishtar-II project during the current year.

Addressing a ceremony in connection with Multan Integrated Feeder Bus Service here at circuit house, he said that Nishtar hospital was over-burdened and that’s why the government had decided to launch another big health project for people pf South Punjab in Multan.

He informed that they were launching Hepatitis filter clinics worth billion of rupees in Punjab to eradicate the disease, adding that he would get Hepatitis filter clinics completed in Multan and Shujabad within four or five months.

The CM Punjab stated that motorbike Ambulance service of Rescue-1122 introduced in Lahore the other day would soon be launched in Multan too.

It is worth mentioning here that Nishtar hospital was built in 1952 and it had a capacity of 1102 beds which was raised to 1705 beds by the Punjab government due to great rush of patients at the health facility.

Senate Resolution : Disqualified person can’t become party president

ISLAMABAD: Senate of Pakistan has passed a resolution that a disqualified person from court can’t become the party head as well as member.

The resolution, presented by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan, stated that a person who is not eligible to become a member of the Parliament or has been disqualified cannot lead any political party.

The step was taken against the approval given to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, after amendments were made to the Elections Bill, 2017.

The resolution questioned the move by asking how a disqualified person, who is also barred from the Parliament, can make policies for a political party while sitting outside the realm of affairs, that too of a ruling party.