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7 private members’ bills tabled in NA, two resolutions adopted

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Published: May 7, 2014 04:27 pm

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  • House calls for lifting a ban on YouTube, increasing salaries of federal govt employees

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted two resolutions while seven private members’
bills were also tabled during the second sitting of the 11th session.

During the first private member’s day, a PPPP female lawmaker Shazia Mari tabled a resolution demanding the government take immediate steps to lift a ban on video sharing website YouTube which was adopted unanimously. The House also passed another
resolution calling upon the government to take steps for an increase in basic salaries of the federal government employees in proportion to price hike. This resolution was tabled by a PML-N female legislator Begum Tahira Bukhari.

The House witnessed the introduction of seven private members’ bills and all of them were referred to the relevant committees. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014 seeking amendment in Article 37 was jointly moved by 16 lawmakers of JUI-F, PML-N, JI,PML-F and NP. Article 37 talks about the promotion of social justice and the eradication of social evils.

A female lawmaker of JUI-F introduced three bills. The first bill was the Suppression of Terrorist Activities (Special Courts) (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Amendment in Schedule Act XV of 1975). It proposes anti-terror measures that would improve the performance of legal proceedings in courts. The second bill – the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2014 – seeks to amend the Protection Against  Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010. The third bill – the Telegraph (Amendment) Bill 2014 – seeks the substitution of section 25D which is about imposing a penalty for causing annoyance through telephone.

The Compulsory Blood Test for the Relatives of Thalassemia Patients Bill 2014 was moved by a PPPP female lawmaker and it seeks making blood test compulsory for the relatives of thalassemia patients.Seven PTI lawmakers including three females moved the Representation of the Peoples (Amendment) Bill 2014.

Four PML-N lawmakers including three females introduced the Child Protection System Bill 2014 which seeks to enact the Child Protection System Act to promote child rights and protect child at risk in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

The House took up two calling attention notice (CANs) – the first was regarding the World Health Organization’s advisory to bar travelling of Pakistanis abroad due to increasing cases of polio in the country and the second was about the closure of several sales offices of PIA in various parts of the country resulting in unemployment and hardships for the air passengers.

Seven MQM lawmakers sought an amendment in sub-rule (1) of rule 10 of the Rules of Procedure to hold elections of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker at the same time. The matter was referred to the relevant committee for its opinion.

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