Sindh Assembly sessions to be held online during coronavirus pandemic
Members can now attend Sindh Assembly sessions online.
The rules of the assembly were modified to require members to remain at home and attend sessions by videoconferencing.
The first session of that type took place on Monday. He attended Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from his office via videoconference.
The amendment was made to the rules of the assembly to require members to use the facility during emergency times. The move was approved by spokesperson Agha Siraj Durrani.
The availability of this facility is all the more important because on 17 June the Sindh budget will be presented. Very little debate could be held during the federal budget session as participants were not allowed in the hall because of social distancing and others have contracted the virus.
To the start of this facility, Sindh is the first province to use technology for holding sessions. The move will allow for budget debate.
During the pandemic only 50 percent of the members of the assembly are allowed to attend any given session. Americans under 50 or those with pre-existing medical conditions are required to stay at home.
Twenty-five assembly members have contracted the virus so far, and one member has died.