Opposition senators hindered 7 bills
ISLAMABAD: Opposition senators in the upper house of parliament obstructed the approval of 7 bills, while Law Minister Farogh Naseem accused them of violating their agreement with the government.
According to the report, the government approved the Zainab Alert Bill, the ICT Rights for Persons with Disabilities Bill, the Administrative Letters and Integrity Certificates Bill, the Legal Assistance and Justice Authority Bill, the Women's Property Enforcement Bill, The bill regarding the court dress and the civil procedure amendment bill want to be part of the debate for immediate approval, but the opposition believes the bills should be sent to the first Senate committee.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has forwarded the bills to the relevant committees.
Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari presented the Zainab Alert Bill and the ICT Rights for Persons with Disabilities Bill, while the Law Minister presented another 5 bills.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan Swati urged Pakistan Muslim League-N parliamentary leader Mushahidullah Khan to send Zainab alert bill to the Senate Standing Committee on the bill, chaired by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The Human Rights Committee of the Assembly has been discussed in detail.
Opposition leader Raja Zafarul Haq said the upper house had its own responsibilities.
When Mushahidullah Khan refused to change his stance, the law minister told him that 'you will remember what you have said in the future'.
New Pakistan Housing and Development Authority bill passed in Senate after Muslim League-N Javed Abbasi rejected his offer of amendment