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Bill laid in NA for organ transplantation

Bill laid in NA for organ transplantation

Islamabad: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement MNAs have introduced a legislation providing for transplantation of human organs and tissues of individuals suffering excessive physical injury in the consequence of death due…

5 constitutional amendment bills tabled in NA

5 constitutional amendment bills tabled in NA

ISLAMABAD: Five bills were tabled during the 15th session of National Assembly proposing amendments in certain articles of the constitution, however, one bill seeking the creation of new provinces was…

JI seeks legal protection of journalists’ rights

JI seeks legal protection of journalists’ rights

ISLAMABAD: The lawmakers of Jamaat-e-Islami have tabled a bill in the National Assembly to establish a press council that can ensure protection of working journalists’ rights and to resolve issues…

Bills barring cannibalism introduced in National Assembly

Bills barring cannibalism introduced in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: In the recent 15th session of the National Assembly, three bills proposing amendments to the existing laws have been introduced to bring cannibalism in the ambit of law and…

NA body approves bill to allot more seats to women

NA body approves bill to allot more seats to women

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs unanimously approved a bill to amend the Political Parties Order 2002 to ensure meaningful representation of women in political parties, parliament,…

Govt moves to get legal cover for gas cess collection

Govt moves to get legal cover for gas cess collection

ISLAMABAD: An ordinance has been laid in the National Assembly to give legal cover to the collection of gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) from the consumers following the Supreme Court’s…

Private bills seeking more seats for minorities pending in NA

Private bills seeking more seats for minorities pending in NA

ISLAMABAD: Four private members’ bills were introduced in the National Assembly seeking an increase in the number of reserved seats for minorities and creation of seats for persons with disabilities…

New law silent about party basis LG elections in ICT

New law silent about party basis LG elections in ICT

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Local Government Bill 2013 that has been cleared by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior does not elaborate whether the local government elections will…

No legislation in 14th session of NA; 14 bills deferred

No legislation in 14th session of NA; 14 bills deferred

ISLAMABAD: Fourteen Private Members Bills appearing on the Orders of the Day were left unaddressed by the 14th National Assembly during the 18-sitting session, which prorogued on September 1, 2014.…

NA body defers bill on use of alcohol

NA body defers bill on use of alcohol

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights has deferred the Constitution Amendment Bill 2014 seeking more feedback from the minority parliamentarians and other relevant stakeholders.…

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