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NA Standing Committee on Interior Meets
Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

Islamabad, 29th August, 2017; 37th meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior was held today under the Chairmanship of Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan, MNA.

2.      The meeting started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. The Committee offered Fateh on the death of Mr. Gulzar Khan, MNA and Mr. Khalid Ahmed Khan Kharal, Former Federal Minister. Then, the Committee decided to proceed with the agenda. 

3.      The Committee unanimously confirmed the minutes of its previous meeting held on 19-07-2017.

4.       The Committee considered the Bills on “The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2016” {Amendments in sections 2 & 5 of Act II of 1947} (Moved by Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, MNA), “The Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill, 2017” (Moved by Ms. Shazia Marri, MNA), “The Religious Scholars, Ulema and Pesh Imams (Prayer Leaders) Welfare Bill, 2017 (Moved by Ms. Kishwer Zehra, MNA) and decided that all above said Bills be deferred till the next Committee meeting.

5.      The Committee also considered two Bills “The Compulsory Solid Waste Management and Recycling Bill, 2017” (Moved by Major ® Tahir Iqbal, MNA) and “The Compulsory Sewage Water Management and Reprocessing Bill, 2017” (Moved by Major ® Tahir Iqbal, MNA) and decided that these two Bills may not be approved for further legislation.

6.      The representative from NADRA briefed the Committee about current status of blocked CNICs. The Committee showed its keen interest in the briefing and appreciated NADRA’s work for the nation. The Committee recommended that the Director General, NADRA in Karachi must be appointed on permanent basis. The representative from Ministry of Interior also briefed the Committee about the new license policy and extension of visa policy.

7.     Then the representative from National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) briefed the Committee about National Action Plan in view of recent wave of terrorism. The Committee appreciated the struggles made by armed forces against the terrorism as well as NACTA. The Committee directed the Authority that same message as we achieved our goals should be highlighted through reliable sources, so that, the American could be known about our struggles/sacrifices against the terrorism.

8.      The Committee constituted a Sub-Committee under rule 224 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007 under the Convenership of Kanwar Naveed Jameel, MNA with the Terms of References “To visit the Central Jail, Karachi and to probe the complaints/grievances of the prisoners”.

7.        Hon. Members/MNAs/Mover Syed Iftikhar-ul-Hassan, Mian Shahid Hussain Khan Bhatti, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Mr. Salman Khan Baloch, Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, Ms. Shazia Marri and Ms. Kishwer Zehra were attended the meeting besides the senior officers from the Ministry of Interior, NACTA, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony, Ministry of CADD, F.I.A and NADRA with their staff.