Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday submitted a resolution against islands ordinance in Senate.
As per details, PPP Senator Sassui Palijo submitted the resolution in Senate Secretariat saying, “We reject the ordinance on islands.”
The resolution is also signed by members of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and Balochistan National Party Mengal (BNP-M). Signatures of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) members were missing in the resolution.
On Monday, Sindh Government refused to hold talks with the federal government over the matter until the revocation of Pakistan Islands Development Authority Ordinance 2020.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting had directed Governor Sindh Imran Ismail to hold talks with the PPP-led Sindh government over the matter after reservations.
On August 30, President Arif Alvi had promulgated the ordinance for establishing the Pakistan Islands Development Authority for the “development and management of islands in internal and territorial waters of Pakistan.”
However, the Sindh government withdrew its July 6, 2020 letter in which the Land Utilization Department had consented to the federal government to take custody of both islands.