Radio Pakistan, PTV raised voice in projecting plight of IIOJK people, NA told August 10, 2020

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Radio Pakistan, PTV raised voice in projecting plight of IIOJK people, NA told August 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD- The National Assembly was informed on Monday that a task force has been constituted on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into the issues related to transgender community.

Responding to a Calling Attention Notice in the House, Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs, Babar Awan said a series of steps have been taken for the protection of rights of the transgender community and they have been made part of Ehsaas Programme.

He said according to a legislation, their quotas at different places are also being fixed.

Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights, Lal Chand said the inheritance, education and employment rights of the transgender have been protected in the law.

Responding to the points of JUI (F) leader Asad Mahmood, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said regardless of political differences, the political parties have time and again proved to be united on issues of national interests.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan waged a hectic and long struggle of twenty two years to come to power. 

He said this government wants to build Pakistan on the golden principles of the State of Madina.  He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has given the instructions to make Seerat-un-Nabi (SAWW) as part of syllabus at the school level. 

JUI (F) leader Asad Mahmood in his remarks said his party will support the government in the legislation that is in the interest of the country.

The National Assembly also adopted two resolutions extending the Covid-19 (Prevention of Smuggling) Ordinance and Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Amendment Ordinance for a further period of one hundred and twenty-two days.

The resolutions were moved by Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan.

Responding to another Calling Attention Notice, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan clarified that the PTV license fee has not been enhanced.

He said the cabinet has not approved the increase in the license fee.

The Minister said the PTV and Radio Pakistan are the state broadcasters which always raise voice in the national interests including projecting the plight of the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The National Assembly also passed a resolution in connection with the 73rd anniversary of the House being observed today.

The resolution, moved by PML-N leader, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq emphasized that the principles of democracy, freedom, equality and social justice as laid down by Islam shall be fully observed. It also urged that the principle of federation be adhered to. 

The resolution also recognized the struggle waged by the people of the country for the preservation of democracy.

The House through its resolution expressed the resolve that both the Treasury and Opposition benches should do their best for effective and meaningful debate and uphold the cannons of best Parliamentary practices for the sake of public interest by performing their core functions of legislation and Parliamentary oversight.

The National Assembly also offered fateha for those killed in recent terror attacks in Balochistan including the explosion in Chaman today.

The House will now meet again tomorrow at 4 pm.