Islamabad, May 12, 2017 (PPI-OT): 35th meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control was held today under the Chairmanship of Rana Shamim Ahmad Khan, MNA. The meeting started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Then the Committee decided to proceed with the agenda. The Committee unanimously confirmed the minutes of its previous meeting held on 03-05-2017.
The Committee considered “The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2017” (Insertion of new section 364-B, Act XLV of 1860) and Amendment of schedule-II (Acvt V of 1898) (Moved by Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi, MNA) and decided that the Bill may be deferred till its next Committee meeting. The Committee considered “The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015” (Insertion of new sections 7-A and 47-A and Amendment of sections 50 and 53 W.P. Ordinance XIX of 1965) (Moved by Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, MNA) and passed it with majority of the Committee. On this the Hon. Members Dr. Arif Alvi and Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jameel objected and recorded their Note of Dissent.
The Committee considered “The National Counter Terrorism Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017” (Amendment of sections 6 and 8, Axt XIX of 2013) (Moved by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, MNA) and unanimously decided that the Bill may be passed by the National Assembly. The Committee considered “The Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill, 2017” (Moved by Ms. Shazia Marri, MNA) and decided that the Bill be deferred till its next Committee meeting.
Departmental Representative of NADRA briefed the Committee. The Committee satisfied and appreciated the progress of NADRA and on the request of Departmental Representative the Committee reconsider its previous decision related to the inquiry and action against the Mr. Ehtisham Shahid, P.S.O to Chairman, NADRA and directed to withdraw the order in this regard and restore him. The Committee did not take up the remaining agenda and deferred it till its next Committee meeting.
The Hon. Members/MNAs/Mover Syed Javed Ali Shah, Mr. Ghalib Khan, Mian Shahid Hussain Khan Bhatti, Mr. Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Mr. Khial Zaman Orakzai, Dr. Arif Alvi, Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi and Ms. Shazia Marri were attended the meeting besides the senior officers from the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control, NACTA, NADRA, I.C.T and Ministry of Law and Justice with their staff.
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