Senate offers fateha for martyrs of Kashmir July 13, 2020

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Senate offers fateha for martyrs of Kashmir July 13, 2020

ISLAMABAD-The house offered fateha for the martyrs of Kashmir, four soldiers martyred in North Waziristan on Sunday, former Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Syed Munawwar Hassan and those who died of COVID-19 across the country.

Several bills were laid before the house today.

These included:  The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2020; Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill, Islamabad Capital Territory Law Officers Bill, 2020; Press Council of Pakistan (Amendment) bill, 2020; Islamabad Capital Territory Criminal Prosecution Service bill, The Constitution (Amendment) bill (Amendment of Article 73); The Constitution (Amendment) bill (Amendment of Article 140) and Islamabad Wildlife (Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management) Amendment Bill.

The chair referred the bills to the standing committees concerned for further deliberations.

Responding to the points of the opposition members, Leader of House Shahzad Waseem called for discussion on the 18th amendment and the National Finance Commission. He said ten years have passed since the 18th amendment was adopted and given the current challenges, the opposition should show open heartedness and not escape discussion on the amendment. He said both the federation and the provinces will have to move along to take forward the country.