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KP Assembly adopts resolution to ease foreigners’ entry in province

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Published: December 6, 2016 08:34 pm


ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution to abolish NOC requirement for entry of foreigners in the province.

The resolution was tabled by Minister for Local Government, Elections & Rural Development Inyat Ullah which was adopted by the House.  He informed the House that Country Director DFID could not visit KP due to obligatory NOC requirement before visit and demanded the federal government to eliminate such entry requirements for foreigners in KP like that of other provinces.

Meanwhile, the House adopted three other resolutions to resolve the issue of blocked CNICs, facilitate transgender community in voter registration and pay compensation to victims of Gudnai incident.

The House passed the KP Public Procurement Regularity Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and referred the KP Police Bill 2016 to the Select Committee after its introduction.

The House took up three Calling Attention Notices (CANs) relating to strict duty hours of security guards at educational institutions, non-payment of compensation amount to victims of Peshawar Church blast and utilization of Rs.17 billion from GP and Pension Fund.

Two out of seven Starred Questions appearing on the agenda were taken up while lawmakers also asked two supplementary questions.

Submitted by JI lawmaker, the House deferred a Question of Privilege regarding publication of news in a section of press about embezzlement in fund for rehabilitation of earthquake victims. However, the Chair directed to write a letter to the editor of relevant newspaper for clarification.

The entire session was chaired by Speaker Asad Qaiser. The next sitting will be held on Friday.


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