Federal government moves Senate for a new constitutional amendment

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Federal government moves Senate for a new constitutional amendment

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Senate has passed unanimously three resolutions on Tuesday calling upon the government to take immediate steps to address matters of public interest.

The first resolution called upon the government to implement the system of Zakat and Usher and Islamic economic system in its true spirit.

The second resolution urged the government to take immediate steps to ensure that complete name of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be used in official correspondence instead of its acronym KPK or KP.

The third resolution called upon the government to take immediate steps for the implementation of the commitments, made at the time of merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, regarding the release of three percent of funds from the NFC award and creation of twenty thousand jobs for the youth of those areas.

Earlier, the Senate resumed its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad Tuesday afternoon with Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwala in the chair.

Three bills were introduced in the House.

They are “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Amendment of Fourth Schedule)”, The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Amendment of Article 27)”, and “The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018.”

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