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Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Bill is passed by National Assembly

Faryal Nadeem Apr 13, 2017
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On Wednesday, NA passed the bill of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology 2017. However, the Senate has made many amendments. Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Minister for Defence Production and Science Technology also tabled the bill, which is passed by the house. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology is a well-known organization, which is under the control of Ministry of Science and Technology and was established by a Resolution.

After the bill was passed, a forum for coordination of S&T activities with the International and National agencies and the identification of priority subject concerning bear on socio-economic development as well as National Security.

The lawmaker, Shaista Pervaiz also presented a report to the Committee on the compulsory teaching of Holy Quran Bill 2017; the house had a delay in introducing the report.

Minister for Law also made his move by presenting the second quarterly report f Board of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan on the Economy for the year 2016 and 2017.

The periodical reports were made on the standing committees of Kashmir Affairs Gilgit-Baltistan, regulations, procedures, privileges, coordination, National Health Services, Law, and Justice, Planning Development and Reforms were presented.

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Calling Attention Notice was taken by the house on the letter of Accountant General Pakistan Revenues to the Government employees regarding the approval of loans. Minister for Law Zahid Hamid responded to CAN and said that AGPR was informed that such letters were not issues and there is not any proof available. The concerned authorities must take strict action.

Another CAN notice was presented on electricity load shedding on which the members of PPP left the house protesting. MQM members also staged a walkout because of missing persons of the party. JI and PTI members also walked out from the House by complaining to overblock the CNICs of Pakhtuns by Interior Ministry. The Deputy Speaker adjourned the house and wanted to meet again on Thursday.

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