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10-member Committee constituted to suggest remedy against child abuse

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Published: January 19, 2018 03:29 pm

10-member Committee constituted to suggest remedy against child abuse

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday constituted a Special Committee comprising ten members to review child abuse cases and suggest legal remedies and preventive measures to check such incidents.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed moved a motion under Rule 244 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly 2007 for constituting a Special Committee to review child abuse cases and suggest legal remedies and preventive measures. The motion was passed by the House and the Committee was given 30 days to submit its report to the House.

It is to mention that Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq in first sitting (January 12) of ongoing session recommended to constitute committee which may review such child abuse cases in various areas of the country. In pursuance of his recommendations and other political parties, this committee was announced which would take opinion of experts and law enforcers to check such incidents.

Earlier during the question hour, the House took up eight out of 25 Starred Questions for answers during the proceedings. The lawmakers asked 22 Supplementary Questions as well.

The House took up a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) regarding increasing incidents of land-mines explosion in South Waziristan Agency. Another CAN about inaccessibility of potable water to 80% Pakistanis was not addressed.

Moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, the House adopted a motion under Rule 244 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly 2007 for constituting a Special Committee to review child abuse cases and suggest legal remedies and preventive measures. The Committee was given 30 days to submit its report to the House.

A PPPP lawmaker Aijaza Hussain Jhakrani spoke on a Point of Order for one minute. He said that a section of press published a news item which quoted him in cursing Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed. “What would be the difference between these two leaders and me if I would curse them.I ask the newspaper to issue rebuttal otherwise I would move a privilege motion,” he added.

Later, the Deputy Speaker Murtaz Javed Abbassi adjourned the sitting to meet again on Monday at 1600 hours.

 

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