CPEC Authority Bill 2020 cleared by Parliamentary Committee with a majority vote
A parliamentary committee cleared "The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Bill 2020" with a majority vote despite resistance from the opposition, *The News* link reported on Wednesday.
During the NA Standing Committee on Planning and Development, chaired by Junaid Akbar, former minister Ahsan Iqbal presented seven reasons against the creation of CPEC authority.
A heated debate ensued but the bill was cleared with a majority.
In his dissenting note, Iqbal said the creation of CPEC authority is superfluous and unnecessary. He added that the planning minister discharged the role diligently and effectively in the past.