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KP Assembly passes hefty legislation on citizen rights

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Published: June 10, 2016 02:30 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passed hefty legislation to protect the rights of citizens in the province as the House approved nine laws under this theme during its third parliamentary year which started from May 29, 2015 and ended on May 28, 2016.

According to details, five amendment bills tabled by treasury benches in this regard during the year included the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants Retirement Benefits and Death Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Additionally, an amendment bill – the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 –tabled by Shuakat Ali Yousaf Zai of PTI was also passed by the House during the aforementioned period.

Meanwhile, the House approved two new legislations pieces during its third parliamentary year. These included the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Appointment of GAVI Employees Bill, 2016 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lissaail-e-Walmahroom Foundation Bill, 2015,

The Assembly legislates to regularize the employees working on non-regular basis under Global Alliance of Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) Project so that they could campaign for immunization without fear of losing their jobs by passing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Appointment of GAVI Employees Bill, 2016.

To provide easy access to the information of public departments to all citizens and to further strengthen the law of right to information, the provincial legislature passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 during the reporting period.

For the purpose of establishing and recognition of child protection institutes under the supervisor of provincial government the Assembly passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The House passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lissaail-e-Walmahroom Foundation Bill, 2015 that aimed at establishing a foundation for the welfare and financial assistance of the needy and homeless persons, including persons with disability and widows.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants Retirement Benefits and Death Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed to further amend the existing Act of 2014 on same subject to enhance the mechanism of claims to retirement benefits and death compensation and other financial matters related to it.

The House approved the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to amend the existing law for allocation of posts of Junior Clerks in all government departments at district level. The House also passed the Provincial Services Academy (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 aimed at empowering the Board under this law to regulate the Provincial Services Academy (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Act, 2013.

Additionally, to regularize the matters related to appointment or absorption of federal employees under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants Act, 1973 the House approved the law named the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill, 2015 during its third parliamentary year.

overall, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed heavy legislative business during its third parliamentary year as 34 government and four private member bills were introduced in the House. Among them, 24 government and three private member bills were passed while three government bills were laid as an ordinance. However, eight government and one private member bills are still pending after being ‘introduced’. Additionally, two government bills were not taken up by the House.

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